I Can Do Hard Things
“i can do hard things” has been my go-to phrase these past few months. this saying randomly popped into my head as i attempted one of my runs in colorado a few months back. the altitude was affecting my attitude and i was feeling discouraged. it was starting to get hot out and running with a baby in the belly is weird. yes, you can run while pregnant as long as you get cleared by your medical professional.
i stopped and considered how i felt. was what i felt dangerous/unhealthy or solely hard. turns out, it was hard. that’s when this saying popped into my head, “i can do hard things.” it is along the lines as my ‘once impossible list.’ i have overcome hard things and i am capable of continuing to do hard things.
i shared this with my husband when i got home and he was all “whoa, who’s the motivational speaker now?!” he has since been telling himself this on his long and hard workouts for his ironman that is coming up august 7.
we are often capable of more than we believe at the moment. our minds are so incredibly powerful, which can be used for good or bad. it depends on how you channel it. i hope this phrase helps you as much as it has me. it serves as a solid reminder that we already have done hard things and we are capable of continuing to do hard things.
this is also on my birthing list of “things to say to me” by my husband and doula. it’s actually making me more excited because i can absolutely do hard things, and so can you.
what hard things have you done in your life that can help make this phrase ring true for you?