Guest Post // Dancing Brankflake // I Can't
image The Joffrey and Jon Truxel
I have a rule in the classes I teach. You can never say "I can't". It surprises me how often people say those two words, already setting themselves up for defeat without realizing they are doing so. It's a tragedy in my mind so I tell my students on the first day of class that the words "I can't" are not allowed.
To me, not believing in yourself is not an option.
One day while stretching during my "Magical Ballerinas" class a little 5 year old student said "I can't do this!" Promptly, another 5 year old stood up and said "You never say, 'I can't.' You say, 'this is really hard right now.'" I have never been so proud!
I know this is cheesy, but I hope you believe in yourself.
Your capabilities are so much more than you realize.
Awww, this is awesome!ReplyDelete
I think it is always wonderful to believe in yourself, I LOVE the post!!! :)ReplyDelete
That's such a perfect rule! That needs to get written down somewhere where I'll remember it--it sounds like a good rule for living, one I ought to start following.ReplyDelete
great post! i need to remind myself more often -- i CAN do it!ReplyDelete
awww, I love that. How great they're learning anything's possible even when its tough at that moment.ReplyDelete
Those pictures are beautiful too!
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