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To the Voice That Says, "I Can't"

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Let's be real. We've all had moments, maybe quite a few of them, where we've had a voice tell us that we can't do it. That no matter how hard we push ourselves, we will always be up to here. That our greatest dreams are no more than the result of the fickleness of our youth. 

The voice may be imaginary, a throbbing thing in the head that haunts us even in our sleep. It's a constant reminder that the possibility of us not reaching our dreams is as real as ever. It is the ghost that grabs onto our shoulders, trying hard to force us down to our knees, desperate to make us believe that believing in ourselves is nothing less than a sin. It is the cloud that shrouds our thoughts when we receive a devastating blow that hits our self-esteem. The voice seems like a broken record, always saying in its haunting voice, "I can't. I can't."

It can also be real. It can be something that enters our ears instead of just something which we think we've heard. Teachers, classmates, family, so-called friends... anyone, really. Their voices wait for the perfect moment to strike: whenever we fall down, mess up, or fail. They have tongues as quick as a king cobra. They are always following us with their eyes, trying to figure out our movements, and eventually coming up with a formula to figure out when we're going to fall. And when we do fall, those voices come again. They may not be exact "I can't" targets, but whatever they do, they always find away to implant that voice into our heads again.

But this is the present and there is no way to tell how things are going to turn out in the future. We may be confused, we may be reckless, but we know we can do more. We may not have the best skills or the most positive outlook on life, but that is Now. What's to come is completely unknown to them and even to us.

So to the voice that says, "I can't," we may not know where we're going. We might not even know what we're going to have for dinner, but even with the fickleness of our age, we can assure you that even in the strangest, hardest circumstances, we can do it.
4 comments on "To the Voice That Says, "I Can't""
  1. What a inspiring post! It's really good too!

    Love, Katrina

  2. Thank you so much for this. I really needed it, especially today. Again, Thank You.

    1. Aw, you're welcome. And thanks for reading! x


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