“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it, (love that Oxford comma) people like me.” Those are the immortal words of SNL’s Stuart Smalley. He was pretty much a goofball, but he was onto something about what we believe.
You see, Bro Montana, the key to the game of life and being happy is to believe it’s possible. So many people go around thinking that their lives are crumbling around them, but in all actuality it’s mindset. They believe that when the going gets tough, they get going…out the door, down the street to have a drink at the local bar.
So the belief is the key, but how do you make it? Can’t you just magically start believing in yourself? Maybe you can go to your local hardware store and get it made? (Ok bad joke sorry about that, my bad)
Believe in a way
Welp, as we learned from Stuart Smalley in late 90’s as well as many successful people after him, it comes with practice. When you practice affirmations, then believe, you will find that you’ll have the confidence to take on new challenges. You’ll force yourself to think outside the box and open yourself up to forming creative solutions.
Believe and (just about) everything is possible.
Jerry “can even fly” Washington
P.S. Yup fly! I believed and I did it. I just thought real hard, reached behind me and poof. Yup! I pulled out my wallet and bought an airline ticket (told you I could fly). Ha! Seriously though, when you believe in your own abilities it opens up a world of possibilities. If you want to talk more about it, leave a comment below, or contact me here. Because you’re good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it people like you. Talk soon…
I know an old lady who swallowed a fly
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly
I think. She’ll. Die…
I know an old lady…
Ok I think you might remember that little
Diddy from elementary school.
Yeah, I mean who swallows
And eventually a horse?
Seriously, though who does that???
I’ll tell you who
A dead old lady. HA!
We can both agree that her methods might have been
A little off, but she was determined to fix her original mistake
Until she eventually just died
I feel you grandma.
Yesterday we talked about how it can take time to reach your potential
I said something along the lines of “…if you haven’t been burned out before
Then you’re either lying to yourself or you haven’t challenged yourself.”
I would have you consider that it is good to know and test your limits.
Scratch the ceiling, but don’t scratch so hard you fall over
Go unconscious and have to take extra time off
Only to find that when you get back, the ceiling is now
Covered in scratch resistant, stainless steel.
You see, I don’t know why that old lady swallowed the fly
But I do know why she eventually died.
Don’t let it happen to you.
Don’t wait until you are frustrated to the point of tears (or eating a horse)
Discover a new path to success that brings you closer to
Your goals without burning you out in flames
If you are frustrated with your current situation and you feel like
You just aren’t getting where you want with your health or happiness
Then I would have you consider that my program may be for you.
Or we can continue the conversation in my new private Facebook group:
Jerry “food (not fly) eater” Washington
P.S. I would like to reiterate that burnout is serious.
But at the same time, you have to have serious work ethic to get there.
So don’t take this as me saying that you should just relax
While you wait for your goals to come to you.
So I guess I’m halfway endorsing burnout
At least once in your life (preferably early on) so you know what it is to work your hardest
Then work your way back to a good balance. Talk soon…