Recently my assistant told me that when she was young she thought she was going to die before she was 35 because she couldn’t imagine being that old. She couldn’t picture what she would look like, or what she would be doing so she thought that meant she would never be that old. 

We laughed because she is well past 35 and going strong.

It got me thinking about why people don’t do things they are totally capable of. Maybe they can’t imagine themselves doing them. 

And sometimes it takes someone other than them to point out that they can do something they never thought they could. 

I have had people in my life like that. They told me I could do things I never thought I could do. For example, I was told I could learn one of the hardest languages in the world! I would have never signed up for Finnish in school, but someone told me I could learn the language, and I have. 

There are many more things that I never thought I could do, but others told me I could and they are right, I have done them.

Be the person that tells others what they are capable of. Believe in them so they can believe in themselves.