The Young One and I have been talking a lot about the power of positive thinking. When things get tough, she has a tendency to think herself not worthy of the task and pretty much talk herself into not succeeding.
I have a plan to address this that I’ll share in a later post, but first I have come to the conclusion that I need to listen to my own advice: positive words lead to positive actions.
Today marks the beginning of NaBloPoMo–National Blog Post Month–where thousands of bloggers commit to writing and publishing a blog post every day for the entire month of November. I’ve thought about joining this celebration of the blogosphere for a few years now, but that “commit to writing” a post a day part always get in the way.
EVERY DAY for 30 days! Can I really do that?
If I follow my own advice to my daughter, I have to believe I really can. Over and over again I tell her:
- Believe in yourself, and you can do anything.
- Try hard, and you can succeed.
- If you tell yourself you can do it, you will.
- Nothing of value ever comes easy.
- You have the power to achieve whatever it is you want.
- If you don’t at least try, you’ll won’t know if can.
What kind of a role model am I if I don’t set this example for her?
So, here I am at the starting line of the longest blogging marathon I’ve ever entered. The end of it may be just a tiny spot in the distance, but I can do this. I can write and publish one post every day for the next 30 days. I can find a few minutes in every day in which to string a few sentences together and move just a little bit closer to the finish line.
I can do this because I know at the end of the race is a little girl who needs to see me have a victory dance. She needs to hear me say, “I can”, and then watch me as I do.
I need to hear me say, “I can.” I need to watch me do.
Today, I am joining NaBloPoMo, and I am going to cross the finish line. Just watch me!