“Whether You Think You Can or Can’t, You’re Right” Henry Ford
Several years ago while in the welding industry, I took up welded art as a hobby. I loved going to the local scrap yards and finding unique metal pieces from which I could create my art.
On one such “treasure-hunt” I found several anchors. I brought them home, and they sat in my garage – for months. I couldn’t think of a darn thing to do with them. One day I was tired of looking at this heap of junk, and I decided it was time to DO something with them. I brought one of the anchors into the house, and I stared at it.
My husband came in and said, “What in the world are you doing?” I said, “I’m waiting for this anchor to tell me what it is.” He shook his head and walked out of the room. Within a half-hour, the anchor became a grasshopper – first in my mind, and then, in reality, a few weeks later.
What was the change? When I brought the anchors home, I wasn’t sure what I could make from them. Once I believed that I had the ability to craft something original, I was able to do it – quickly and easily.
What have you been putting off because you don’t believe you have the ability to do it? Imagine that you are fully capable of achieving your goal, and act “as if” you completed your project to your utter delight. Believe you can do it, take forward action, and you WILL be successful.
PS – Two of the other anchors became a cat – Ernie (that’s the picture on the post) and a bumblebee. How can you be even MORE creative with your ideas than you believe you already are?
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