Just like The Little Engine That Could did, so can you! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! Recite. Repeat. Believe.
No matter how great the obstacle in your way the belief that you can is key. I've realized this as I recently overcame a major hurdle in my own life that I felt was always holding me back. In my journey to overcome this hurdle, I failed twice and let it get the best of me, allowing it to disocurage me from trying again. I gave up because I questioned myself and everything that I could have done wrong but not anymore.
I realized, if I don't believe in myself, who will? If I don't believe I can do, it won't happen no matter how hard I try.
I worked hard to conquer the obstacle that had been challenging me for so long, but it wasn't until I started believing in myself and having confidence in my abilities that I was finally able to achieve it.
I got out of my own head, took a deep breath and tried again. I now live by the saying, "She believed she could, so she did." And that goes for anyone-- if you put your mind to it, you CAN and WILL do it. Just have confidence in yourself and take things one step at a time. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...