Go Ahead Do It

“Can’t is over in the ditch.”

That was first grade teacher Mrs. Gibson’s response, 62 years ago; when classmates said something couldn’t be done

“Don’t say it can’t be done; just find another way to get accomplished what’s needed.”

That was coworker Sean Carter at the recent Farm Profit Seminar when somebody said there was no more display space.

While not always completely accurate in either scenario, both statements encourage efforts for finding solutions when quitting is easier.

Looking around the ranch front, office situations, community needs, and seemingly unconquerable projects everywhere, “can’t” is a common analysis.

An excuse of one kind or another can determined for nearly every project that requires extra effort, coordination and cooperation.

In grade school long ago, it was easy for any kid to readily contend: “I can’t do that.” Whether printing their name, erasing the chalk board or adding one and one, the teacher proved everyone could do it.

Finding places for late arriving sponsors at last week’s seminar was as simple; crowd together, share areas, use smaller tables. Can’t was sure not the solution when all originally planned sponsorship areas were filled.

Of course, getting everything accomplished that the majority first insist can’t be done isn’t always nearly that easy. Still all things considered, generally, “where there’s a will, there’s a way,” quoting a common longtime philosophy.

That’ll require a bit of give and take from everybody involved. Certain ones are not going to get exactly their method. It must be united effort for best results.

Completed project could be drastically different than first envisions, yet just fine for the need, often much better.

In former workplace, contrary employees declared certain technical printing issues “can’t be done.” A more computer savvy worker would come in, do it “just like a piece of cake, easy as pie.”

Often tasks as dreamed can’t be done for financial reasons, yet with budgeting, manipulating things around, additional brainchildren, are completed.

Appropriate to discussion or not, forever will always insist. “There was never a cowboy who can’t be ‘throwed,’ there was never a horse that can’t be rode.” Likely an exception somewhere, but true in all known experiences.

Creating snarls, best reply to “can’t” is “just do it.”

Reminded of Mark 9:23: “All things are possible for the one who believes and trusts.”