In the previous project, Project 24, we took a deep dive into personal affirmations. Once again it is time to capture a bit of the conversation on a small reminder card to be reviewed on a regular basis. This time it is the I CAN card. If I had to boil AiA down into it's most basic components it would be the three reminder cards - I AM, I CAN, and I WILL. The original program had these three cards and three copies of the PATIENCE card - that's it for reminder cards. I think you can tell that Bob found the three statements, I AM, I CAN, and I WILL to be the keys to creating a positive mind. And, of course, we need Patience as we are working on this personal project.
I wish I had my very first I CAN card from 1985. Sorry to say I can't remember what was on it but I know I have taken the concept to heart and often find myself overcoming self-doubt with a simple affirmation starting with I CAN.
Today we might call this developing a Growth Mindset. Perhaps that is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves throughout our lives - the knowledge that we can continue to grow until the day we die. Right now, after a long hiatus from this blog, my I CAN affirmation tells me I CAN develop the skills needed to write something of value and I CAN be completely confident, poised, and relaxed as I move forward.
Onward and Upward!