The way I see it #283

I recently read the following image on a friend’s facebook status update.

The Way I See It #283

The most important thing in life is to stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will.” Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.

I set goals for myself all the time. I want to lose weight, so I joined (down 5lbs baby!). I wanted to make new mom friends so I helped to start a Supermoms group at my church. I want to go on vacation next summer so I started making hats to sell in a craft fair this fall. Most of the time I can figure out a way to make it all happen.

Lately, I’ve noticed that there are some things that I find myself wishing for … Yet a little voice tells me “yeah like that will ever happen”. I find myself feeling like I need to let go of some of my dreams because its either too far of a reach, or I feel like I’ve reached a dead end and want to give up.

So why is it harder to accomplish some parts of my life than others? I wouldn’t say that these parts of my life are less important nor do they deserve less attention. In fact, they are probably much more important. Yet, I still find myself making excuses or dragging my feet. I hear myself saying that “it’s just too hard.” Or “that’s not very realistic.” I find myself using “never” when thinking of some areas of my hopes.

What is holding me back? What is standing in my way of fixing these parts of my life? Of accomplishing goals of mine? How do I knock down these road blocks and see the possibilities? What am I so afraid of?

I think I’ll try breaking down these parts into smaller pieces. Maybe it seems impossible because I’m trying to move an entire pile at once, rather than focusing on moving one stone at a time. What CAN I accomplish? Piece by piece I will get there. I think I just have to remember that it doesn’t all have to happen now and all at once. I need to start saying “I will.”

How does this Starbucks cup relate to you? Does it spark some kind of reaction or thought? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you!

Love, Mel


  1. Oh, just about in every aspect of my life right now. I feel like I’m sitting in a mud puddle right now and everything seems impossible. A little positive reinforcement can go a long way. Breaking things down into smaller pieces. Good idea Mel. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I feel the same way-just when I think we’re getting ahead a little, life throws some kind of curve ball at us. It’s getting downright depressing. I know I’m always one to say “I Wish”…maybe I need an attitude adjustment and reverse my thought process…which may be easier said than done, but I guess it’s worth a shot. I think I will write that saying down and stick it everywhere as a reminder!

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