“It always seems impossible until it’s done. You can do this!” – Anonymous
I Can’t To I Can
So often I heard people tell me I can’t do something. When I grew up most my life believing I couldn’t do a lot of things or that I just wasn’t capable of it.
I believed the negative things that negative people said and I made it my mantra. I first came into recovery with that attitude as well.
When I believed I couldn’t get clean and sober and ran with that for many years before I finally did. Turns out I could do it after all. Sometimes that old “I can’t” attitude and belief creeps back in, but that is why we have a Higher Power of our understanding and the love and support of friends in recovery.
After a while that I can’t turns into I can when I keep pushing towards my goals. These goals could include simply getting clean and sober, recovering from emotional pain, pushing through a difficult life event, or just fear. The more I hang and surround myself with “I can” people, the more I believe I can for myself.
I can and I will! After sometime of practicing a new belief and a new mantra, I will achieve what I put my mind, soul, and heart to. Even if there are still outside forces trying to get me to believe I can’t or I won’t, I know that I have to continue to push through against all odds and believe I can and I will.
As each day passes even if we have not “completed” our goal (which may never happen as some goals are a life-long journey), I am doing it. One day at a time and one push at a time I realize that I am actually doing it. I am doing it because I am not giving up and I am pushing through it.
This is true for everyone. If you believe or don’t believe at this present moment if you can or cannot, it does not matter, what matters is that you keep pushing through until you do. Eventually this truth will become your truth too.
Just for today, even if I am not confident in what I say, I will believe I can and I will.
Written By: Watershed AshlingTags: detox monday, keep calm, monday motivation, motivational monday meditation, Watershed Ashling