#16 Do What You Think You Can’t

In your life you will have very many opportunities to learn, explore, do, and grow and I never want you to be afraid to try something new, to accept a challenge, and be willing to work hard to reach new heights. 

Look at that last statement–it says that you will have to WORK HARD to reach new heights. That is right, life and love and everything in between often requires hard work, write – it – down. It seems that very early on in life children learn to say that they can’t do things, either because they don’t want to, don’t know how, or just have never tried to do something. I want you to realize that the only true barriers you face to the things you want to do are the ones you put in front of yourself. 
As you grow I want you to have areas of life that you are comfortable in and can enjoy. Even more so I want you to push your limits from time to time. I want you to have struggles and know that even when things are hard, if you put your heart in to things you are passionate about, if you are willing to take a risk and stick your neck out sometimes, the rewards can be amazing.
At least once a year I want you to do something you thought you couldn’t. I want you to push that limit and realize all the things you really CAN do.
This year you are doing lots of limit pushing–you are learning to hold up your head, roll over, crawl, sit up, make noises, and a million other things. If you keep following this lead you will blow this piece of advice out of the water! Here you are learning that you have feet and that you CAN grab them!

One thought on “#16 Do What You Think You Can’t

  1. jessica, I love your blog! what a great idea! it will be a great memory stone for your kids to enjoy year years and years down the road. good job! 🙂 my mom's advice and words of wisdom are constantly on my mind now that i'm a mom.

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