Henry Ford is created for this amazing quote and it is as relevant today as it was when he first said it.
A lot of think you can, think you can’t moments happen in the New Year. You set your intention with the greatest of intentions, that is the “think you can” moment. Say your intention is to lose weight, you go out an purchase workout clothes and gear, you join a gym, and you are all set to get started. Then life happens!
Your boss calls, he/she has a special project that needs your immediate attention. Your first thought is I already have so much to do, how can I do this too! In most cases your job then takes precedence over your health, your wellness and your fitness, that is the “think you can’t” moment.
So you make yourself a promise, when this project is over I’ll start to eat right and work out! But what happens then is, one project turns into another then another and you find out that the work out clothes and the gym membership get put on the back burner.
The question becomes how important are you to YOU? Every human being has the same twenty four hours in a day…You commit yourself to 40, 50, or 60 hours a week to your job and your boss…yet you are unwilling to devote 7 to 10 hours a week to yourself.
Your health is the most important commodity you have to give to yourself and others. The flight attendant demonstrating safety tips before your flight departs, instructs you to put your mask on first before you attempt to assist others…That is because if you are not at your optimal best you can’t help anyone else.
If you think you can…You Can! You can make time to get healthy even if it means you have to get up an hour early or stay up an hour after everyone else goes to bed. You Can, remove the obstacles by keeping your eyes on the prize. You Can, when you refuse to make defeat your reality, You Can when you know you are the most important person in your life!
Nothing is hard when you break it up into smaller pieces…The hardest thing about working out is putting on your sneakers. Dr. Martin Luther King said, “there is nothing greater than a made up mind.” Don’t make excuses, create opportunities!
It’s up to you, just remember, “if you think you can or if you think you can’t you’re right”!