Google Dollops of Diane: I Could Never

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I Could Never


After reading in the Listen To Your Mother show last weekend, there was something I heard repeatedly from people - "I could never..." I could never share something so personal. I could never stand in front of all those people. I could never write something like that. I could never. I could never.

It's something we hear from people in different aspects of our life. It's something we probably say to others, too. Well I'm here to tell you (yes, YOU) that you can do it. You can do anything.

I'm a pretty average person. I'm okay at a lot of things and good at some. I don't have any superpowers. We are all pretty average yet we can do extraordinary things. We can do anything if we put our minds to it. You just need to believe in yourself and you can succeed at anything -and it always helps when you have others who believe in you, too.

There is something so empowering about setting a goal (big or small), working towards it, and completing it. It may not be easy but it might just be worth it.

Today is the beginning of anything you want. What are you going to do with it?

5 comments:

  1. I think as I have been getting older, I have been taking more chances and stepping outside of my comfort zone a little more.

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  2. That's why I loved the quote "She believed she could do it, so she did." SO MUCH. We are our biggest self-saboteurs. We need to learn to be our own cheerleaders.

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  3. While I wasn't able to stand on the stage and share my story, I too also got the "i could never" share my story, share my struggles. And I grew up without having an outlet to share any emotions...and it sucked. While I'm pretty shy I have always felt the need to share my experiences, probably because I wasn't allowed to as a child. I share my struggles with depression, being a single mom, being extremely overly anxious and you know what I hear alongside "I could never" I also hear "that's me" or "thank you for putting into words what I've been feeling". While we share for ourselves, we also are touching people, people we may not have known were listening or shared similar experiences.

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  4. Bummed I missed LTYM. Love this post - such a good reminder. Thanks for setting an example to others (including myself) who may have uttered these words but in fact we could always.

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  5. I've been trying to comment for a day and a half and not saying it right... because there is nothing extraordinary about you or your story, and there is everything universal in your string.

    And now I sound like a crazy person. But I hope you know what I mean.

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