Once upon a time there were three brothers living in a small town. The oldest was named “I can’t,” the second oldest was named “I won’t,” and the youngest was named “I’ll try.” As you can imagine, these boys were as different as day and night. They went to school one day and the teacher gave out a pop quiz.
The oldest boy looked at the paper and then looked pitifully at the teacher, whining, “I can’t.”
The second one obstinately crossed his arms and huffed, “I won’t.”
But the youngest said hopefully, “I’ll try.”
When faced with life’s challenges, we are often tempted to answer, “I can’t.”
It seems so easy to back out and give up because we are too afraid to fail. But what will we achieve if we don’t try in the first place! When Thomas Edison attempted to make the light bulb, he had to try again 2000 times before he actually succeeded. A reporter asked him why he never gave up and Edison answered, “Well, I had to learn 2000 ways not to do it before I actually did it.”
God did not intend for us to cower at the thought of failure. Believe me, you WILL fail at times. But we must learn from our failures. It might hurt, but fear slaughters more dreams than failure ever will.
Then there’s Mr. “I won’t.” We want to do great things, but we never feel up to it. Ideas are always at the back of our heads, but we never get around to them. They continues to bug and nag at us. But we continue to push away our own brilliance and creativity. What kind of attitude is this? If we continue being lazy, we’ll never get ANYTHING done. But if we put ourselves in the mindset of achieving, wouldn’t we accomplish so much? It takes practice but it’s worth it. When something needs to be done, do it.
Be the person who will try.
The Kamau Sisters
Hi! We're Nia, Jada, and Bailey Kamau. We laugh, sing, read, and have Narnia marathons probably more than we should. Thanks so much for checking out our blog!
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