Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. ~ Joshua J. Marine
Have you ever tried something new or started a project just to have someone tell you it’s beyond your abilities? Thanks for the confidence buddy! Do those words make you want to give up or do it in spike of them?
Have you ever become overwhelmed in the midst of an endeavor and told yourself you couldn’t complete it? Your family and friends assure you that you can, but still you feel defeated…ever happened to you? Where does this mindset originate?
I’ve been in both situations. Often I’ve considered a door closed, not realizing I had the power to open it.
I’ve found it’s not how well I do something that defines me but my courage to attempt it in the first place. My attitude and perseverance (or lack thereof) tell my tale.
Both of my children have always taken things (computers, telephones etc…) apart since they were small. Of course, we were not always thrilled by their curiosity nor did we always appreciate their efforts in restoring those items. They also had a tendency to create/invent new things by combining pieces of other things.
My oldest son recently purchased an older motorcycle with plans to restore it. He doesn’t have any mechanical training. The hubby was wary of his plan but proud of his effort and figured it would give him a challenge. The bike was not in working order. Various unassembled parts came with the bike. Oldest had it running in a day. He’s been working on it for a couple of weeks. If he hits a snag he searches the internet for answers. It has been a learning experience for him.
I love that my sons don’t allow other people’s opinion decide their course of action. They get it from their father. (Perhaps it’s stubbornness, but it’s a good thing!) I wish I was more like that.
I want to believe in my talents. I want courage to continue the things I start. I want to make a positive difference. I’m taking the scenic route which I call my gestation period…hopefully someday I’ll birth a worthwhile project.
When you approach the huge boulder in your path, realize it’s a just a rock. You can kick it out of your way. If it’s too large, climb over it and continue the journey. Remember that anything unattempted remains impossible.