They Said It Couldn’t Be Done ~ Edgar A Guest

Sometimes when we have a dream, an idea, a goal ~we share it with others and in their haste, in their love for us, their desire to protect us from the risk of ‘failure’ ~ They say “It can’t be done”. They point out all of the pitfalls, what could go wrong.

In that moment we have the ultimate choice ~

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
But, he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one has done it”;
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle it in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That “couldn’t be done,” and you’ll do it.

By Edgar A Guest

One amazing thing has happened so far for If Everyone Cares – not one person has said that it Cant Be Done (At least not to my face!). In fact one of the greatest gifts that I receive from others when I share the dream, the goals, is that I see the light of possibility in their eyes, I hear words of encouragement and hope for the ripple effect that will spread. For the simplicity of the idea.

We live in an incredible technical world  – The power of the internet, of social media, of youtube and Facebook, and all of the other ways to spread the word.

In the Spirit of taking action  Please leave a comment below, click the Facebook like button, the google+1 or tweet, etc ~ You could be very daring and do all of the above :)

In Gratitude

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