Life lessons from the Little Engine That Could

March 14, 2008

I think I can; I think I can; I think I can.

“The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it.”

Jerry Gillies: Author and workshop leader



  1. Positivity, always good. Although I have always had an issue witht he idea of “deserving” something. Primarily because so many bad things have happened ot people who clearly don’t deserve it. So I always tell patients that deserve’s got nothing to do with it. The questions that bear asking (to my way of thinking) are: “What do I want? What do I need? What would bring me joy or peace or fulfillment?” Then plow ahead.

  2. I think you can, too.

  3. Citizen ~ Excellent questions. It won’t surprise you that I have been using the first two for years, though I see now that coupling them with the last question can be powerful. As to being deserving, I think that the word can definitely trip people up, especially when it comes to negative experiences. Thanks for bringing that up!

    Reese ~ I love you. You are a special lady, and I’m so glad to have you along for this crazy ride. Peace, love and joy to you today and always, honey. Wine soon!

  4. It was my favorite book as a child. Unfortunately, I didn’t always act on the message within, but the pictures were great!

  5. Heart ~ Neither do I — I’m sure it’s why I post it as a reminder!

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