Weekly Mixtape: “I think I can I think I can!”
“I think I can. I think I can.” What’s your personal mantra during tough times? We all occasionally need a little extra push to keep us truckin’ along. This weekend playlist is all about perseverance–not giving up when the going gets tough.
As a kid, one of my favorite stories was The Little Engine That Could. The book is about a stranded train that needs to be pulled over a mountain. Most engines refuse to help because the task seems too challenging, but the tiny Engine That Could brushes off the haters and decides to give it a try. By staying positive and repeating the mantra “I think I can” over and over, the little Engine accomplishes the impossible (and saves the day!). The moral of the story is that with positive thinking and hard work, it IS possible to succeed when everyone thinks you will fail.
Outside the world of fiction, it’s not so easy to accomplish the impossible. We’re always looking for an easy way out. We all know in theory that being successful takes time, energy, practice, and dedication, but in the day-to-day grind, we sometimes let our laziness or fear get in the way. That’s what perseverance is all about…working hard, even when you want to throw in the towel.
Many Roadtrip Nation Leaders were successful only because they stuck with their goals through thick and thin. Their stories remind us that hard work and persistence are two big elements of success. Check ‘em out, and let their success help inspire you to persevere and keep hustling this weekend.