When given a task to do, we often wonder, “Can I do this?” In the children’s book, The Little Engine That Could, the small engine took on the job of getting the freight cars across the mountain to deliver the toys to the awaiting children.
Oftentimes, when we answer the call, the motivation or underlying reason for the request will cause us to muster up the strength to take on the challenge. As in the story, whenever children are involved, few of us can say no. Looking into their eyes of innocence pulls on our heartstrings and makes us use the familiar motto, “Yes I can!”
We may even look up some age-old reminders or affirmations such as I am strong, I am brave, I am willing, I am patient or I am more than a conqueror. All of the statements combine to make each of us know that it takes persistence to win.
Og Mandino writes in The Greatest Salesman in the World, “If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed. I will persist until I succeed.”
So, when our services are requested or needed, all we can do is dribble around, build up our energy field, focus on our goal, make a high jump and shoot our best shot!
Lynn M. November 18, 2017