Children amaze me, I am constantly amazed at some of the things they say and can not help but wonder where these thoughts of theirs come from. To a child anything is possible, and you can achieve whatever you say you will, whether that be becoming an astronaut, a princess, a movie star, a veterinarian, or whatever other thing pops into their heads.
Where does the confidence of a child come from? Why as adults to we become so hesitant and always second guess ourselves. When do we stop believing in our dreams. I am trying to always believe in my dreams and do what is necessary to achieve them, but I know oftentimes I have doubts myself and wonder, "can I really do this?" One of my goals for 2011 is to live life to its fullest and not be scared of falling, to just try and see what happens. This is a favorite poem of mine, I wish I could say I follow better than I do, but that is definitely something for me to work on. Definitely something to work on for the upcoming year!
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost.
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can