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You are Right - You Can't

Updated: May 4, 2019

The other day, I received a voice mail from my friend Kelly, inviting me to try out some fitness classes that her club offers. I e-mailed her and told her that I had plans, but if anything changed, I would let her know. Let me start by saying, I have been so busy lately that I have not had time to work out and even when I do workout, I usually prefer to work out alone than in a class. So attending a class is out of the norm for me.

Well my plans fell through and I found myself available to go to one of the classes. I debated whether or not I really wanted to. I had a few glasses of wine the night before and would really have preferred to stay in bed, but I said to myself, “Self – you say you don’t work out because you don’t have the time – well here you go! You have time. Now get your ass out of bed!” So I did.

I had no idea what kind of class  I was attending. I was a little nervous because, my back had been bothering me all week, and I didn’t want to completely throw it out. I know some of the classes they offer are strenuous and because I had not been working our regularly, I  did not think it would be wise for me to overdo it. But something just told me to go.... so I did.

I walked into the club and we got started. “Grab a jump rope.” I heard.

“Shit! I should have stayed in bed.” I started to panic. “I have not jumped rope in over 40 years. Are you freakin’ kidding me?” I thought to myself. But I follow orders and got a jump rope. It was awkward, but before I knew it, I was jumping rope. “Hmm. I can do this. Look at me, I am jumping rope! “

Then I stumbled. Once I stumbled all I could focus on was that I could not get back in the groove. The more I focused that I couldn’t do it, the more I couldn’t do it. Then I stopped focusing on what I couldn’t do and just did it. And then I was jumping rope again…..Until I stumbled.  Again, I was focused on not getting my groove. I kept tripping and could not get back into a groove. The more I focused on not being able to jump,  the more I couldn't jump.  As this continued to happen to me, I realized that our thoughts really do create our reality. The more I continued to think that I could not jump rope – I couldn’t. Once I took the focus off of what I couldn’t do, I was jumping rope!

As I stood there at 8:30 in the morning, jumping rope I realized that the universe really does work in mysterious ways. The plans that I had scheduled for Saturday morning were in place for months. They were only cancelled less than 12 hours before I was in the club jumping rope. Kelly has never called me up to invite me to one of her classes.  In fact, I have only worked out with Kelly in one of her classes once and that was a few years ago. So the universe not only wanted me to have a great workout, even if I can’t walk up and down stairs or sit without holding on to something, it taught me a much stronger lesson yesterday morning.......

Whatever you believe is true......

If you think you are less than – you are!

If you think you can’t – you can’t!

If you think you are powerful – you are!

If you think you are unstoppable – you are!

What is your reality?

Where is your focus? 

What can you do today to believe that you can do anything you want?

Because you can.... you just need to believe it and it will be true!

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