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"Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better!"

Friday, July 22, 2011

Remember when we were kids, and you would see your friend do something amazing, awesome and at that time difficult to do? Like hang upside down on the monkey bars or jump from a high rung on the jungle gym down to the ground. Then, he/she would tell you, "Betcha can't do that!" Then you would say that infamous child slogan, "Anything you can do, i can do better!" Not only would you do it, but you would do your best to out-do what she did. At the time, we didn't know it, but we had determination, drive, and will to succeed.

Where did it all go? Now as adults, we see someone do something (like run a marathon, lift heavy weights, or something along those lines) or have something (like the "perfect" body), and instead of us using that to motivate us, we tell ourselves, "I could never do that" or "That will never be me."

But it can be! YOU are your best motivator, coach, trainer, etc. If you don't believe in your self, how do you expect others? It took me a while to realize this. For a while now, i have looked to other people to pep talk me, or to encourage me. And when they didn't, i would tell myself, "Yeah, they don't believe you can do it, so maybe you can't." But i realize now that it all starts with me. I am my own person and i control my own destiny. I can't wait for someone to reassure and encourage me; I have to do it myself.

I know i'm not the only one that has struggled with this issue. Many people do. I hope this blog helps others realize that it all starts with YOU! God Bless!
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  • HARRINGTON5
    Very well said. The first part made me laugh because I surely was one of those kids. It stood me well in my career as an Account Executive because my job was very competitive. Now I am retired and live quite a few miles from town, so there really is no one to motivate me except me. I didn't start running until I was 60 and thank God, I still have that "I can do it better attitude" because it takes that to get me running every other day. I sign up for races so I have a goal to work towards and that really keeps me going. With that and the grace of God, I will be running for a long time to come.
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  • NANNA01X7
    SO MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE WE WERE YOUNGER. IT IS ALMOST LIKE LIVING IN A DIFFERENT WORLD.
    2551 days ago
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