by Rosalind Gumby Bauchum
A few years ago both of my daughters participated in an “I Can Kid” program. The I Can Kid program was designed to motivate and encourage children to achieve goals in academics and educational programs, and to engage participants in positive youth skill-building and personal self-development, and enrichment activities. The young participants were taught the following phrases;
“I can be successful.”
“I can be all I can be.”
“I can do my best.”
“I can reach my potential.”
The majority, if not all of those participating in the “I Can Kid” program went on to graduate from college and are successful professionals, business owners, and educators. The outcomes of this program may show what we affirm and believe results in successful outcomes.
Have we affirmed lately anything positive, motivational, or even spiritually? How often do we set aside our interests because we think we have little time to reach our potential? Are we expressing to our inner selves “I am too tired,” after a day of work to start any personal pursuits? When we have time to exercise do we recite the excuse, “I will do it tomorrow?”
When I asked my daughter about the impact of the “I can” program on her life; she said it was so ingrained in her during her youth, she believed she could meet everything she set out to do!
Whatever your passion why not introduce the “I Can Kid” spirit in your daily life?