Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thought for Thursday {Can or Can't}

Isn't this the truth? We can either be our biggest cheerleader or our biggest nay sayer. It's all in our mindset. From the youngest of kids to the oldest of adults, this statement is true for all of us. We either believe in ourselves... or we don't. But either way, our thoughts and perceptions make our reality.

I feel like I spend a lot of time telling myself 'I can't.' I can't go work on a new jewelry piece and update my Esty shop because I have dinner to cook. I can't have a super successful blog because I don't have the time to dedicate like others do. But what is that old saying, 'can't never could.' Really, by telling myself I can't do something, I'm really just giving myself permission to not do it.

Maybe your can't is on an even bigger scale. Maybe it's that you can't go back to school, or start your own business or become a successful blogger. But I'm here to tell you, we all can. Is it all going to be easy? Heck no, most things don't come easy. Is it all going to happen overnight? Probably not. But, each and every one of us can take the first step in just changing our mindset from 'I can't' to 'I can.'

So, I invite you to change your way of thinking. Take that one thing you've really been wanting to do and right this very moment, close your eyes and say to yourself, "I can." And do it every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. And let's start believing in ourselves and making our dreams a reality. It's just two simple words, but I believe they can have a huge impact on how we make our hopes and dreams into reality.

Elf House Chronicles


  1. What an awesome post! I need to spend a lot more time on my "can's" than "can'ts"! Thanks for that reminder.

  2. You are so right, we can be our own worst enemy with negativity.