• “If You Think You Can or Cannot, You’re Right”

    in Motivational Minutes,Self-Improvement

    I learned a long time ago that nothing is hard and nothing is easy. Everything is relative. Playing in one key is not more difficult than the other. If you’re a gospel player, Ab may come easy to you because there are an overwhelming amount of songs written in that key. If you’re classically-trained, you may love the white keys. Nothing is hard. Nothing is easy. Everything is relative.

    So whether you think you can or cannot do something, you’re right. When you open up your mind and go for something, things magically start to come together. In the bible, Jesus said, “If you say to this mountain, ‘Be thou removed,’ and don’t doubt it, but believe what you say, it shall be so” (paraphrasing). In other words, you attract what you believe.

    When I was terrified of big dogs, I would always wonder why they’d come to me out of a large group of people. Whether being friendly or not, they’d jump on me. The owners would say: “Oh, she’s a nice dog.” But I was terrified nonetheless. I attracted what I focused on.

    That’s why “if you think you can,” it will happen; but, by the same token, “if you think you can’t,” it won’t. It starts with a belief.

    Been dreaming of becoming a world class, respected musician? Believe it like it’s already happened, do not doubt it, take action towards it, and it will happen.

    Relinquish the words “can’t,” “should,” “might,” “I don’t,” “I’m not,” from your vocabulary and watch things start happening!

    Short and sweet. Until next time.


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    { 9 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Silvio Martina

    Sir Jermaine Griggs,
    You are totally right, but sometimes we are a little bit lazy to invest some more energy in what we want to achieve. We must think of: No pain, no gain.
    Thank you very much,may God bless you and your whole family.


    2 Jermaine Griggs

    So true. For many of us, the battle is won or lost before we even start because of preconceived notions of what it will take, if we’re good enough, potential pain, length of time, probability of failure, what others will think, etc etc etc.

    But if we cancel out all that negative thinking with the words, “YES I CAN,” dramatic changes will start to occur. We are more than conquerors. Romans 8:37.


    3 Leticia Thomas

    It not by power ,nor by might .but by My spirit says the LORD. Zechariah 4:6 I may fail in the process But I look to His endless supply of wisdom and power that He may be glorified. To God be the praise and glory! I thank God for my help through His wisdom in your life to learn music! What a blessing you are.


    4 samson

    may d lord continue to bless you for the good work you are doing thanks i do appreciate everything you been doing thanks


    5 Tonitia

    Thanks for being such an inspiration. If I could I’d donate thousands and thousands of dollars to your program, you are that wonderful. God Bless


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    7 Johni Bass

    Thank ‘u’ sir for words of encouragement


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    9 Marilyn Esau

    Thank you…very true! Needed the reminder today! Praise God!


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