Wednesday, February 16, 2011
A step in the right direction (Step 3)
"It's not a question of can or can't. There are some things in life you just do." Lightning FFXIII
A lot of trouble can be caused by believing you can't do something, when the truth is, you won't. Every time I feel I can't do something, I remember this quote from Lightning when Hope says he can't face his situation. Light tells him that his words are simply an excuse to run from his problems. Trying is one thing, while accomplishing is another. There are some things in life you can only learn by doing them, instead of telling yourself you can't. A great example is telling yourself you can't face your fears. How do you know? You won't until you try. So every time I tell myself, or anyone else that I can't do something, I need to replace the word with won't. There's also another lesson in this quote. Thinking about something all the time doesn't solve the problem. The inaction of thinking can cause someone to analyze instead of take action. Maybe there are moments you just do something without thinking, and see where your action takes you.