Friday, September 24, 2010

You Can Do It

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing,
it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it.

On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it,

I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
Mahatma Gandhi



15 comments:

  1. I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

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  2. Great words that take on a whole new meaning with your pictures!

    Hey come by my blog! We are starting a "Real Farmwives of America" chat. I think you will like it~!

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  3. Oh No! Tobacco! I've been there and done that. I am so glad not to need that job for my living nowadays.Great pics though.

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  4. Great quote...I'll keep that one in mind as I'm trying to get my new business off the ground! What is that growing in the last picture? It looks like really big romaine lettuce...nothing we grow here in California...

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  5. Beautiful images and wise, if a bit obscure, words.

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  6. Great advice..I hope I am listening. :)

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  7. Boy, you are rock 'n rollin' at 6AM starting the weekend. Love those buildings.

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  8. Thanks for the words of encouragement. It's easy (for me) to get discouraged when things don't immediately work out but I think it's just a matter of hanging in there and believing that no matter what, you CAN do it/be it. I remember reading that Thomas Edison tried literally hundreds of times before he got it right with electricity - and boy, what a difference that made in the world :-)

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  9. Linda - That is tobacco in the picture. Although we don't grow it on our farm, it is still a cash crop in our area of the state. I never considered that it looked like romaine lettuce, but it does!

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  10. Kent - I have also read that Thomas Edison failed many, many times before he succeeded. You really have to stick with things to see them through. Difficult, for sure.

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  11. like sewing? lol

    nice to see you at the farm today!

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  12. Love the quote! Those old barns would make great art studios.

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  13. Sometimes repair work (and daily work) can get over whelming. I love the encouraging words!!

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  14. Great quote and one I am printing off to post in my studio.
    I was in Kentucky close to this time last year and took pictures of tobacco that looked much like those.
    Loved your Cow Days post too. My cousin in Ky. does a lot of parades with his team and covered wagon.

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  15. Great pics!
    Been awhile since I've seen tobacco in the field.
    Those words really hit home for me right now.
    These college courses sometimes really get me frustrated.
    But I hang in there!

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