So You Think You Can or CAN or CAN’T?

I keep harping on the thought:

Whatever we think, we become.

Some of you tell me it’s not possible and that all of this positive thinking talk is bullshit. And you are right.

Most of you would agree with the fact that if we think good things, and try to push away the negative thoughts, we will be able to move towards our goals, dreams or destiny.

If one keeps thinking about how something can’t be done, then it won’t be done – for sure.

Henry Ford couldn’t have said it better:
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t: You are right!

A short poem by C.W. Longnecker which I posted a while ago on this blog sums it all up beautifully:

If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out in the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will.
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But soon or late the man who wins,
Is the man who
thinks he can.
It is my belief & life experience that all of us can become whatever we aspire to become.
But we are usually bogged down by the people around us, even our ‘bestest’ of friends, close relatives, even elders – and sometimes our parents tell us not to dream. They tell us not to go for something too big, too risky – or we will fail.
They usually mean good for us. But then… they don’t know what you know.
When Bill Gates was conferred upon an honorary doctorate by Harvard, he said he has been waiting to say this to his dad:
‘Dad, I always told you, I will come back and get my degree!’

Picture courtesy: Success in Cans

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