Equipment By Edgar Guest
Figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You’ve all that the greatest of men have had,
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,
And a brain to use if you would be wise.
With this equipment they all began,
So start for the top and say “I can.”
Look them over, the wise and great,
They take their food from a common plate
And similar knives and forks they use,
With similar laces they tie their shoes,
The world considers them brave and smart.
But you’ve all they had when they made their start.
You can triumph and come to skill,
You can be great if only you will,
You’re well equipped for what fight you choose,
You have legs and arms and a brain to use,
And the man who has risen, great deeds to do
Began his life with no more than you.
You are the handicap you must face,
You are the one who must choose your place,
You must say where you want to go.
How much you will study the truth to know,
God has equipped you for life, But He
Lets you decide what you want to be.
Courage must come from the soul within,
The man must furnish the will to win,
So figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You were born with all that the great have had,
With your equipment they all began.
Get hold of yourself, and say: “I can.”
How many times have you thought to yourself, “I can’t do that because ?” Well, you are not alone. Most people will think that at some time in their life. Even if you are intelligent, have a good job and people look at you as an expert and come to you for advice. It is normal.
Everyone has self doubt. How do we move forward ? What are we doubtful about ? Make an assessment and make a plan and set some goals. Be honest about your present ability and then start working toward gaining whatever skills you need to complete the task. Seek help from others.
If this sounds daunting, it really isn’t. Yes, sometimes depending on what it is you want to do, you may have to dedicate a significant amount of time or effort. Other tasks may be smaller and take a minor amount of time and effort. Take a risk and jump right in. What do you have to lose ?
When you complete your plan you can step back and say “look at all the things I have learned.” You will gain confidence even if everything didn’t go exactly as planned. You will have new skills and knowledge which will serve you well in the future.
Congratulate yourself. Smile ! Relax and start planning your next project.
As always Thank You for reading my blog. Have a great day !