What You Can Learn From The Childrens Book, The Little Engine That Could
I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can. I know weve all read or heard of the childrens book, The Little Engine that Could. And as a child, we might have enjoyed reading it or had it read it us with joy but as we got older we soon forgot it. Maybe we even poo-pooed it as hogwash and for kids. But its lesson, although simple can still be useful in our lives.
We have a lot to learn from the all time favorite The Little Engine that could. Have we ever really pondered over the moral of the story? This story is all about a small train engine surpassing the deeds of the bigger engines by pulling of a big task. The story tells us that all that matters in life is to give everything your best short without ever worrying about the results. If one has the determination and the zeal then no hurdle in life can be big enough to cross.
Here you have this locomotive that doesnt believe itself. It isnt until it tries to move a little bit at a time, thinking positively, just a little bit at a time and a little bit more that soon it finds it can indeed make it.
Thats all we need to do in our lives really when we think about it. If we have a goal and it looks insurmountable if we just take little baby steps just a little bit each day, well start building up confidence. Well say ourselves, I think I can, I think I can. And then I know I can, I know I can until we too have climbed up that hill, that grand mountain and reached our goal.
by: Nik Halik