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Friday, April 17, 2015

You Can Do It: Over and Over and Over.

You can do it. I write these words and see these words all the time. I see them in post after post, articles on Buzzfeed, inspiring pinterest quotes. I say these words to friends, to family, to coworkers. I smile when they are said to me.

It can sometimes seem redundant, saying and seeing and writing these words again and again so that they seem to lose their meaning. But still, we have to keep saying them. We have to keep encouraging, keep believing, and keep fighting the loneliness of being the only one who believes in your dreams.

Because often, even if someone can't do it, hearing that they can is the only thing they need in the entire universe for that to change.

Don't let those words become so repetitive that they begin to sound cliché. Don't let the abundance of pretty images online that share the same words take away from the meaning of someone saying those words to you. Don't let the fifty-second encouraging article you've read this week take away from the importance of saying those words to other people.

When someone says these words to you, you are no longer alone. Someone else believes in you and your journey. And when you say them to someone else, you are no longer alone. Because you believe in them and their journey. So keep saying, keep writing, keep believing.

You can do it. You can do it. You can do it. 


  1. Beautifully said! I say this to myself a lot also. Along with "I love myself" whenever I'm being hard on myself.

  2. I love it. I know when I say you can do it, what I really mean is I believe in you and your journey.

  3. I say this to my kids all the time! I know they can do so much, and I let them know that they can do anything they try hard at;)

  4. Beautiful and inspiring post! Loved this. :)
    Xox have a great weekend!

  5. I think we all need to hear you can do it in times of doubt! Love this!

  6. Such a great reminder! Reminds me of the Under Armour slogan, "I Will What I Want."

    xo katie // a touch of teal

  7. I woke up this afternoon before my fourth 12-hour night shift in a row and immediately texted my husband, "I can't do this, I'm too tired." And then I open bloglovin and this is what I find. Thank you for just the reminder I needed today!

  8. It's true that the phrase 'you can do it' has become so mundane from all the repetitions. But I guess there's loads of truth in it if you just stop to think about it.

    The Life of Little Me

  9. Love this! Even when no one is around to say the words to me, I give myself pep talks. Always works.

  10. So true! Sometimes, you think it's hard to "do it" but you can if you work hard enough and break it down, piece by piece.

  11. I really needed to read this, so thank you. Beautifully written.


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