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The Victor
Poet: C.W. Longenecker

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch 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 the prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

"If you believe that
feeling bad or worrying long enough
will change a past or future event,
then you are residing on another planet
with a different reality system."
William James

A bit of blogging inspiration from the inspirational quote of the day site.

It's true, don'tcha think? That if you believe you can or you believe you can't, you're right. Many things have been accomplished by people who should not be able to do them, simply by believing strongly enough in their ability to do so. Well, maybe there was a bit of sweat, blood and tears in the mix, possibly some elbow grease...Most likely a lot of cash time and effort.. but still.. it would never have come to fruition without the thought.. "I can do this."

I've been around the block a time or two now, and I have noticed something. The religion of Can'tism is really quite prevalent. Possibly even more popular than Christainity, Judeaism, HInduism and Muslimism all combined. It's become such a crutch to us. I can't... I simply can't. I can't deal with this.. I can't learn that.. I can't do this.. I can't handle that. . I can't I can't I can't. Well, you are partly right.. but mostly what you are saying is... I won't.

Unless you have a very serious brain defect, there's nothing you can NOT learn if you put enough effort into learning it. There's not much you can NOT do physically if you are willing to work at it. (How does one move a mountain? One shovel full at a time.) There's not much you can NOT handle either... unless you give up and let it consume you.

It's such a simple word, Can't. Well technically it's a complex word as it's two words combined into one... but I digress.. I can't. I just can't.

How easy is it to say to your children? Your spouse, your lovers, your friends, your coworkers, people on the street? I can't.

When are we gonna get real with ourselves and admit.. we can.. we just won't?

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Feb 1 @ 7:44PM  
exactly what I was thinking, but you expressed it so much nicer. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 1 @ 7:45PM  
Can't should not even be an option as long as you are talking about making a positive change.

Feb 1 @ 7:49PM  
Thank you for this.

Feb 1 @ 7:55PM  
Thanks........ someday's you just need reminding of these sorts of things.

I remember being told "there is no such word such word as can't" from a very early age.


Feb 1 @ 7:57PM  
So true. Leaving a greenie for ya!

Feb 1 @ 8:04PM  
Thanks you guys.. I caught myself stuck in a Can'tish place this last week. I feel much better now :D.

Feb 1 @ 8:09PM  
well Skwirl, I am glad you found a better place to be and used that to send us a message. I needed it and I am sure others appreciate it too. I wish you the best in your quest for "I Can"!

Feb 1 @ 8:28PM  
Good advice.

Feb 1 @ 8:30PM  
Very inspirational... thank you for that Skwirl! Greenie for you!


Feb 1 @ 8:41PM  
Any goal is one shovel at a time. Somedays its just getting out of bed one cover at a time. Whatever the goal is's one moment at a time...its the taking each step that gets us there...thanks for the inspiration Ms.Skwirl....

Feb 1 @ 8:57PM  
I think this i a great blog! I know with a positive attitude and hard work almost anything is possible. When you add determination and tenacity... never give up,,, you will acheive what ever you say you can!

Just for you!

Feb 1 @ 10:07PM  
You're right, served up with a green cookie.


Let me be the first to say....yes I CAN....

but there's some things I just won't. There, did I say that right???

Feb 1 @ 10:16PM  
That was an awesome acorn for you......

Feb 1 @ 10:16PM  
Shiny green thingie! Thanks my lil squirrely girl! Sometimes I need that reminder!

Feb 1 @ 10:23PM  
I loved this. Thanks so much for sharing Skwirl.

I can't I can't I can't. Well, what I'm really saying is... I won't stop myself from leaving you a greenie.


Feb 1 @ 10:25PM  
Yes we can! I can, you can and we all can!!! This was very inspiring! Thank you for posting it!!


Feb 1 @ 10:27PM  
I read that years ago & it made an impact then,just as it did now on re-reading it.I enjoyed what you had to add.Thank You!

Feb 1 @ 10:32PM  
And that's the truth..
'nother greenie

Feb 2 @ 12:28AM  
and a green cookie.

Feb 2 @ 12:55AM  
Thanks Skwil,

What a great blog to read, especially today of all day.

You got a greenie


Feb 2 @ 3:45AM  

Well I can't imagin not having you all as my friends. So there.

Feb 2 @ 6:10AM  
so what your saying is, if I think I'm gonna get laid, I already have been

Feb 2 @ 8:49AM  
NOTHING can beat the power of positive attitude

Feb 2 @ 9:07AM  
Great blog! I believe in having a positive attitude... it's amazing what we can achieve when we put our mind to something. I made reference to your blog in one I just posted... thanks! Oh.. almost for got your green thang.

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