You can, if you think you can

All you need is to work your plan

Decide that you will make it happen

Then allow your mind to imagine

'Our motto at school was 'you can, if you think you can.'

A compelling quote that I really didn't understand fully at the time. But I've learned through living my life how true this really is.

Whatever we believe to be true and whatever we believe we can do, is true for us.

I wonder what my life would be like today, if I had been living every day, by the wisdom of this quote?

When we believe in ourselves, when we have faith in ourselves, we can move mountains. We can move the mountain of fear, the mountain of negative thoughts that have built up in our minds over time.

We come into this world with a mind that is like a blank canvas ready to be inspired; instead, we are programmed by well-meaning people all around us.


By the time we grow up and go out into the world to seek our fortune, we have inherited over 70,000 thoughts a day, most of which conflict with our soul's goals.

Growing up, we were told 'no' many more times than we heard the word 'yes.'

At some point in life, we realise that we have to make a change, we discover that our mind has been working against us achieving our goals and dreams.

"I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." (a quote from the bible).

Every New Year, people decide to make a change, and they are good for a whole two weeks, sometimes a month, sometimes longer, but before long, they are back doing all that they were doing before. Sometimes it takes weeks before they realise that they are back to their old ways.

We can definitely change our minds, our beliefs, but of course, it is easier said than done.

Our 70,000 thoughts are automatic; we are habitual creatures with a mind that runs on an automated program that we probably did not design. It took time to accumulate these thoughts; it will take time to change them.