I can do this

By Anne Marie Bennett

I Can Do This

I have to say that this is one of my favorite SoulCollageĀ® cards. I made it several years ago and was inspired by one particular episode of The Amazing Race.

In this episode, the participants were given the difficult challenge of walking across a very long, wobbly thinly-woven bridge. They were very high up in the air and we were all happy to see that they were attached to a safety cord in case they fell.

I was on the edge of my seat watching the contestants attempt this challenge, and one young woman in particular caught my heart. For the entire length of the crossing (and it was perilously long) she was chanting under her breath, “I can do this.” Over and over. I can do this. I can do this. And guess what? She did it!

I’m never going to be asked to do something that dangerous (I certainly hope not anyway!) but there are plenty of other challenges in my life that I have faced and will face in the future. And whenever I face one, I promise myself that I will remember that young woman’s forceful, positive, super-focusing mantraā€”I CAN DO THIS!

 

Who Are You?

I am the one who is climbing.Ā  I am the one who is on a journey, climbing, and it is a hard, steep journey.Ā  But I can do this.Ā  I am the one who is walking steadily through the dry, hot desert. But I can do it.Ā  I am the one who is strong, who can climb without falling. I am the one who is focused, who knows the journey is hard and steep and yet I can bring some fun to it.Ā  It can be hard and easy at the same time.Ā  If I stay in my body, I Can Do This.Ā  I can stay focused and balanced and keep up the steep climb.Ā  I can even have fun doing this. I can do it.

What Do You Have To Give Me?

My gift to you is of positive thought and determination.Ā  My gift to you is perseverance, strength, attention, focus.Ā  My gift to you is the awareness that it can be fun and difficult at the same time.

What Do You Want From Me?

I want you to say “I can do this” over and over and over until you believe it too. I want you to know that I am a very real and viable part of your being.

I Can Do This – Committee Suit

Who Are You?

I am the one who is climbing.Ā  I am the one who is on a journey, climbing, and it is a hard, steep journey.Ā  But I can do this.Ā  I am the one who is walking steadily through the dry, hot desert. But I can do it.Ā  I am the one who is strong, who can climb without falling. I am the one who is focused, who knows the journey is hard and steep and yet I can bring some fun to it.Ā  It can be hard and easy at the same time.Ā  If I stay in my body, I Can Do This.Ā  I can stay focused and balanced and keep up the steep climb.Ā  I can even have fun doing this. I can do it.

What Do You Have To Give Me?

My gift to you is of positive thought and determination.Ā  My gift to you is perseverance, strength, attention, focus.Ā  My gift to you is the awareness that it can be fun and difficult at the same time.

What Do You Want From Me?

I want you to say “I can do this” over and over and over until you believe it too. I want you to know that I am a very real and viable part of your being.