She believed she could, so she did. What do you believe about you? How are you at remembering? Your childhood, past relationships, mistakes, laughter, lines, etc.? Roles and scripts…maybe you’re acting, and you don’t even know it. We all are to some point, it’s how we navigate on this stage, in this world (script). You know the conversational polite questions that aren’t real questions, how are you? Your line is, ‘good.’
I had a wonderful conversation with my communications professor, Professor Thompson, yesterday. We were talking about perspective, and he said (paraphrasing),
“Human beings have millions of memories that we could pull from, but we’ve chosen a select few memories that we allow to define ourselves to ourselves.”
Perhaps we should choose new memories, or not allow those memories to have such a permanent stance. Or maybe, we should question what we think, feel, and believe about ourselves more. I may think I’m fat, the person on the corner may think I’m crazy for thinking I’m fat, so what’s true?
Regardless of what you think/feel about yourself, doesn’t mean you’re right. You may think you’re clumsy, because you’ve omitted all the memories of yourself when you were graceful. You’ve only held onto the moments of when your cheeks felt warm and you were embarrassed, someone said, “You’re clumsy,” and thus you accepted this definition. Human beings are shape shifters, at any moment you could transform, and change what you believe.
“There are consequences for what you believe.” – Diana Castle
Maybe you can’t access all the other memories, and maybe you don’t need to. Just because you haven’t personally experienced a success in a certain realm or some other experience, doesn’t mean it’s not a possibility for you. Imagination is a beautiful thing. Limitations are the ugly part of the imagination. You choose.
Oh, so what’s true about you? How do you define you? Well, you’re made in His image start there, and see what He says about you. Ask the Potter, not the clay.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau