When I was a small child, I remember in my bedroom that there were three ships…the Santa Maria the Nina and the Pinta. I can remember thinking about Christopher Columbus and setting sail to discover new lands! Columbus, after 19 years of trying to convince people of his dream set sail. Can’t wasn’t in his vocabulary.
I have said to my children hundreds of times, “If you say you CAN’T, then you are right.”
The moment that you start talking about losing, you have already lost. When you start making excuses before the game, project or task is even finished, then you are already done.
Step out and set sail! Make a move, pull up the anchor and believe God for a great outcome.
People who constantly struggle with failed hopes or dreams and people who have a negative expectancy are people who are usually defeated before they even start. If you are convinced that your actions will not succeed, or if the reward will be less than the risk of failure, you simply will not try.
Do you focus more of your time seeking solutions or do you stay absorbed in the problem?
Do you look for the best in every situation – the opportunity that comes about or do you think about how you will feel when you have failed?
Have you ever seen a monument erected to a pessimist? Do we celebrate the people in history who were negative complainers who never took a risk?
No one would have blamed Christopher Columbus for turning back, but no one would have ever heard of him either.
Set sail and believe God!