If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. Henry Ford

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. Henry Ford

I agree with Henry Ford to a point.  It is hard to argue against one of the most successful business men in the history of the world, but let’s take another look at his quote.  If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.  I 100% agree with if you think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.  If you think you can do a thing do a thing, may require a little more work than just thinking.

Thinking is the start.  Acting, learning, adjusting those are the much needed next steps.  If you are convinced, you can’t do a thing you are right.  But if you think you can but you never act, then you are wrong.  It is ok to be confident, but you also have to deliver.  Sink some energy and effort into what you think you can do, and prove it.

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. Henry Ford created enough wealth for his children’s children and beyond.  By applying the assembly line to the automotive industry, Henry Ford helped shape the modern world.  Now, what is it that you think you can do?  Will you apply a little elbow grease and maybe invite others to join in; or will you sit back, wait for someone else to do it and then say “I told you so?”  Or will you sit back, say no one can do it and you will be right; until someone does it of course.  If you think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.  That will not stop others from trying though.

I have heard it said that the worst thing that can happen is that a small dream comes true.  I think the worst thing that can happen is someone else reaches your dream while you sit around and say that is impossible.  The beauty of it all is that I will not spoil many pity parties.  Those that are convinced they will never change the world, never will.  Then there are the rest of us.  The ones with something to prove.  Thinking we can is not enough.  Now we have to actually try.

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