Tell people why they CAN…instead of why they CAN’T

Posted: June 23, 2010 in Uncategorized
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thinking insomniac, you can, can't, friend

Today I will tell my friend why HE CAN, instead of why he can't.

I would like to dedicate this my first post to those who feel tired, beaten, and sometimes wonder if all the work they put in is worth it. It is a challenging road when you go after what you believe in. There are times you wonder if it is really worth it. I strongly believe in the 10,000 hour rule. Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers, shows us that those at the top don’t just work harder than everyone else, they work much, much harder. I try to keep that in mind, and I encourage you to do the same. It can be lonely and trying when you are working into the wee hours of the mornings and late into the nights and seeing no real evidence of your hard work. Persons may also seem to think you are “playing” and as a result never take you and what you are doing or trying to do seriously. Take courage. Don’t let the way other people feel or think about what you do affect your goal to change the world. There will always be someone there to critique and disapprove, expect that. But remember, for every inventor and his invention there were critics. If nothing exists, then there can be nothing to critique. Do not trust in the negative that may be thrown your way but instead trust in and believe in what you do. Sometimes you cannot explain why you think you are on to may take years to come to fruition, but keep that drive, keep that passion. The world needs you! I also urge you to do the same for others. Tell them that they can, and tell them why they have been chosen to carry out their dreams…to inspire those who are too afraid to. Yes, they can!

  1. Anon E. Moose says:

    Bravo! very inspiring. You speak with a voice of experience. Typically, experience breeds cynicism but a true compassion comes through.

    glad I found you

    Mr. Anon E. Moose

  2. […] Sometimes we feel like this… Just wanted to encourage you to keep your chin up. Surround yourself with positive people who encourage you. Continue doing meaningful work, and remember that YOU CAN. […]

  3. swilliams says:

    Hey! I know someone EXACTLY like you…and people like you encourage others, put smiles on faces and hope in hearts. keep doing what you’re doing.


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