I Did It
Next to the phrase, “I love you,” I think “I did it” has to be the second most magical three word phrase in the Universe.
This weekend, I had the chance to experience the graduation at Colorado Technical University, where 850 adult learners earned degrees ranging from Associates to Doctoral degrees. http://www.coloradotech.edu
The graduates ranged in age from 17 to 79. As they walked across the stage to receive their hard earned degrees, I felt a small shift in the balance of power.
There were active military, vets and wounded warriors. There were women so pregnant that they could barely make it across the stage. Graduates were wheeled on and escorted. There were husbands and wives and fathers and sons. Folks had come from every state and from countries from all around the world. They were one of the most diverse groups I’d ever seen and yet they all had this in common; all were willing to put in the hours to be able to say, “I did it.”
They were willing to change the story in their head from “I can’t” to “I can.”
At some time in our lives, we’ve all been told that we can’t, but you can.
Make a goal
Make a plan
Surround yourself with positive thoughts, people and ideas.
Be prepared (preparation beats will power)
Say I did it
Do this daily with anything you want to see happen and when it does, say "I did it" and pass it on.
Be you, be well, be doing it.
Bertice Berry, PhD.