“If you think you can or you can’t, you are right.”

Henry Ford said that, and he left quite a mark on history.  Sometimes we justify a negative perception of ourselves, our capabilities as being “realistic”.

But then, why waste your time even trying?

The limit is in your mind only – eliminate negative perceptions.

No hands!
Micah with no hands into the foam pit at Woodward.

My son spent a week at Camp Woodward, an X Games type sports camp for his BMX trick riding, and my husband and I were speechless when we visited on the last day to see all that he had learned.  After a week with state-of-the-art facilities and working alongside professionals of the sport, he showed us the trick he mastered, No Hands.

Yes, I wrote trick.

A week.  At camp.

Speechless.

Dream it, you can achieve it.

Reuniting with my son unearthed a lot of information, and insecurities.  It turns out that he put pressure on himself to appear successful, like the pros he was watching.  He told himself that if he couldn’t do a trick perfectly, he wouldn’t.  What a waste of his time.  The best learning comes from making mistakes – that’s the road to mastery.  Every failure allows for success.  Speak of what you WANT to be, achieve, or enjoy in this life. You reap what you sow. Don’t waste a single breath, a moment’s thought into what doesn’t serve you well or build you up.

Cheers to being your best!

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