NUMBER ONE: Don't say I can't.
Say I CAN.
I am learning to apply this with great vigor to my life.
and NUMBER TWO:
figure out what you are good at, and do that.
I have spent so much of my life doing things I thought I should do, that I wasn't really interested in, or good at.
I am good at a very small strange thing - making collagy journals in a book and talking about doing this to others; I am really good at communicating the idea that you can find out so much about yourself by making these intuitive soul collages, then writing from your inner heart.
Once I read a description of a woman writer and she was called a diarist.
YES -- why not be who you really are - who cares that the world thinks a "diarist" is not a worthy title - I DO!
I am a creative journaler.
It is what I do well and it is what I love.
So that is what I do.
I CAN be this.
The trick is forging a clear path toward the object of your heart and not listening to the nay-sayers.
and mostly, for me the nay-sayer is ME, no matter how much I try to pin it on others, I am usually the one in the background saying "you can't do that."
SO I am changing my tune.
and I WILL.
YOU CAN, TOO.
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." --Wilma Rudolph