Here’s another blog in the Shorties series.

What if we decide that instead of asking ourselves the question:

Can I do this? 

We introduce “How” into the equation and restate:

How can I do this?

I don’t know about you, but as soon as I introduce the word “how” I am suddenly more empowered. I am giving myself permission to try. I am opening the door to give it a go. There is action and energy in How.

I love making plans. A plan is good; a strategy, a to do list. But for me that is no longer enough. If you want the good stuff this is what you do: you make a plan AND you immediately do step 1. You want to feel more empowered, energized and enabled? Throw that plan into action and feel those endorphins flow.

What about the question: Am I good enough? 

That’s a tough one. Who decides? Where can we find this elusive standard by which we can measure ourselves? Not possible, yet we still ask the question. It can be persistent. So again, let’s introduce: How. How can I be better? A reframe of the question.  Am I doing my best? What areas of my life am I really talking about when I ask this question? How can I move forward in those area, even just a little?

I believe that if we commit to doing our best in the moment, then we will know we did everything we could. Do your best, and then let go. Does this guarantee success? Nope. Not even a little bit. But it goes a long way to having peace of mind. You do your best, you learn, you grow, and you do even better next time.

All we have to figure out is How. 

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