Thursday, June 13, 2013


Remember that wonderful children’s story, The Little Engine that Could?
For those of you too young to remember . . .  

“In the tale, a long train must be pulled over a high mountain. Larger engines . . .are asked to pull the train; for various reasons they refuse. The request is sent to a small engine, who agrees to try. The engine succeeds in pulling the train over the mountain while repeating its motto: "I-think-I-can".
The story of the little engine has been told and retold many times. The underlying theme is the same — a stranded train is unable to find an engine willing to take it over difficult terrain to its destination. 
Only the little blue engine is willing to try and, while repeating the mantra "I think I can, I think I can," overcomes a seemingly impossible task.”   read more

Did you realize it was actually published in the 1930’s?

Even waaay back then there was the realization that we strongly influence our outcomes by our “self talk”.

And no matter how you spin it, self talk is really self hypnosis in disguise!

Think about it.  How many times during the day do you program yourself with ‘I can’ or I can’t’?

What do ya say?

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  1. Ok! This is a good time to post a comment on this one, as I am on a brief break from a very frustrating day of work. Do you know what my mantra is now? "Don't get angry, JT. Beating this same dead horse of anger is not going to make you happier or smarter, or better at your job. Why let those you know are fools get the better of you?"

    I feel better just typing that!

  2. thanks for making me remember the little engine that could.

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