Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Give Me an I! IF

Welcome to The Blogging A-Z Challenge April 2012! Some of the most popular posts here at The Shellshank Redemption are the Motivational Mondays. So, after consulting the tortoises, we decided to make April our Motivational Month! Please join us for this (almost!) daily dose of alphabetical inspiration. We hope you enjoy it!

* YOU CAN, YOU SHOULD, AND IF YOU’RE BRAVE ENOUGH TO START, YOU WILL. (Stephen King) * 

If. How can such a small word hold so much potential, so much power? If you’re brave enough. If you’re strong enough. If you’re willing to take a chance.

On the other side of that word, on the other side of those phrases and others like them, are passions and goals and dreams and successes. 

We just have to take that first step - put pen to paper or paint brush to canvas, belt out that song or Zumba with everything we’ve got, sign up for that class, book those tickets.

If I can do it…so can you. If you can do it…so can I. 

14 comments:

  1. ....and 'if' implies you need to make a choice!

    What follows 'if' is usually pregnant with hopeful anticipation - except for the lamentable 'if only I had...' (or had not!)

    Happy A-Z'ing! ;-)

    SueH I refuse to go quietly!

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  2. Sue - you're right.It is about making a choice. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  3. You know I'm a big fan of your Motivational Mondays -- what a great idea for A to Z! Nice King quote, and you're right: all it takes is one step in the right direction.

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  4. Another one of my favorite writing quotes, in fact I think this one may be the most inspirational of all for me. Love it. :)

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  5. I'm reminded of Kiplings' poem 'If' - http://www.kipling.org.uk/poems_if.htm

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  6. Milo - I'm glad you're enjoying this Motivational Month. :)

    Julie - isn't it funny how some quotes really ring true for each of us?

    Paula - thanks for stopping by!

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  7. LOVE this! You are so right "if I can do it, so can you. If you can do it, so can I." Another saying I like to tell my kids is, "someone has to do it. Why not you? Why not now?"
    Dawn

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  8. I just love this post, Madeline. So nice to "meet" you thru the challenge. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    karen

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  9. Dawn - thanks so much!

    Karen - thank you for visiting us here at The Shellshank Redemption. :)

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  10. Great post! It's all a matter of determination! Thanks for the motivation.

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