Are You a Little Engine?

Priscilla Palmer has a noteworthy post titled "I Can't Sman't" over at her blog which covers the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction is something I wholeheartedly believe in and I see it in action every moment of my life. If you've read this blog for awhile, you know that I've talked about it here quite a few times before.

Just like Priscilla, I cringe when I hear the word "can't". However, that's not to say that I haven't slipped up and said the word myself. For example, one day I was watching my friend's little three-year-old put together a puzzle made of wood blocks. Well, after he finished putting the snail puzzle together, he told me that he wanted to stand it up.

"I don't know if it will stand up. You can't do it. The puzzle will fall apart."

Certainly not something you say to a child, but nonetheless, I said it without giving any thought to the actual words. How dare I say that!

Well, five minutes later...The snail is standing up! That'll show me!!

Can you count how many times you've said the word can't? Well, it's time to take that word out of your vocabulary! You're setting yourself up for failure if you say it!

Right before I started writing up this post I was eating lunch and staring outside the window. Oh, it's a beautiful day! It's a clear blue sky and I could see the birds fluttering around from tree to tree. A gentle breeze blew the leaves of the palm trees....and I looked up into the sky and had this zen moment. I thought about how big The Universe is - much bigger than I was probably imagining - but big nonetheless. I also thought about all the possibilities out there...endless possibilities. Anything can happen at any given moment of the day.The Little Engine That Could

So, when you say the word "can't", you are in essence shutting off all those possibilities! If you need a little refresher on this, I highly recommend reading that old childhood classic, The Little Engine That Could!

Related Post:
Change Your Beliefs and Change Your Life

Highly Recommended Reading:
Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't by Michael Losier


If you enjoy my articles and would like to support this blog, please make a donation! Thank you!


Priscilla Palmer said...

Great post! Thanks you so much for mentioning me, the link, and your participation. I really appreciate you.

Bradley said...

This was one of my favorite books growing up. Now I think I am starting to understand why I like it so much. "I think I can!"xdx

Maria said...


Thanks so much! It's interesting because just before I received your invitation I was thinking about what I wanted to blog about...and of course, The Universe always delivers!
So, thank YOU for the inspiration...

That was one of my favorite books as well. I probably read it every day for a year when I was five years old!

Related Posts with Thumbnails