If you’re a regular at TMG you know I have trouble with my legs and have had for years. I have trouble walking, standing and I can’t kneel — bad for anyone — not to mention a dyed-in-the-wool gardener. This year — for one reason or another — it seems to be worse.
As everyone who has had any difficulties (I feel sure that includes everyone) will attest, it is easy to play out in your mind what you won’t be able to do. I realized this morning I had been doing just that. And that is exactly what can (and does) make things worse.
In addition to playing out in your mind what your difficulties will result in, there’s always the seemingly one million things that you have to do or want to do. Making a living, daily chores, planting the garden, (writing for your readers 🙂 ), and on it goes. Pretty easy to go right into overload. And when you get there (to the overload point) you don’t accomplish anywhere near the amount you could be accomplishing.
The way out is to focus on the task at hand and zero in on what you CAN do, rather than what you can’t do now or at sometime in the future.
Make your plans in advance. Write them down. And then with a flow of energy directed toward the task at hand, accomplish what you thought was impossible. (I know this can be done, because I’ve done it many times in the face of some pretty adverse circumstances.)
As someone once said, “Never let what you cannot do stop you from doing what you CAN do!”
All of us have limitations, problems, difficulties and set backs. It seems to be written into the program. But we also have a mind we can control, determination, self-discipline and all kinds of little helpful ways to enable us to go forward and accomplish great things.
So much to learn, so much to do, so much to share, so much to enjoy. Join me. Keep this at the forefront of your thoughts: focus on what you CAN do. Never let what you cannot do stop you from doing what you CAN do!
My best and warmest wishes,
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