Should go over the mountain
Might go over the mountain
Must go over the mountain
Words and phrases like should, “have to” , “need to” and “I must” have guilt and resentment written all over them.
When we sit on the fence of commitment we might say “I think”, “I’ll try”, “maybe that will happen” or “I will think about it”.
“I think I can, I think I can, I think I can………..
It is good that the Little Engine thought about it but what if he had believed he could do it? What if he had said, “I know that I can make it over the mountain”?
What if that famous children’s book by Watty Piper had used the title,
The Little Engine that chose to…….. or The Little Engine that knew he could
Somehow, that feels different. There is a more positive intention and energy behind that statement. How does our use of language engage energy in a positive or negative way? Even if you choose not to do something the statement still conveys positive energy because you have made a definitive decision about something. Sitting on the fence is the most dangerous place because it does not invoke a clear, directed, energy force.
Maybe 2012 will be the year you might accomplish one of the lifetime goals you should have accomplished years ago.
2012 will be the year you choose to accomplish one of your lifetime goals! I know you can!
2 thoughts on “The Little Engine that…………”
Great concept Jennifer. With all the craziness at this time of year, it’s good to take the time and be aware of what we are doing and why we are doing it. That way we can choose to do things that have value and meaning to “why we are doing it”.
Sitting on the fence also HURTS! What makes us continue to hurt ourselves! We can always hop back over the fence if the side we choose does not work!