The Little Train That Thought It Could

Do you remember the little story about the little train that thought it could, its been on here before but there might be a good mantra/affirmation in it somewhere?

A little railroad engine was employed in a station yard for such work as it was built for, pulling a few cars on and off the switches. One morning it was waiting for the next call when a long train of freight-cars asked a large engine in the roundhouse to take it over the hill. “I can’t; that is too much a pull for me,” said the great engine built for hard work. Then the train asked another engine, and another, only to hear excuses and be refused. In desperation, the train asked the little blue engine to draw it up the grade and down on the other side. “I think I can,” puffed the little locomotive, and put itself in front of the great heavy train. As it went on the little engine kept bravely puffing faster and faster, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. As it neared the top of the grade, which had so discouraged the larger engines, it went more slowly. However, it still kept saying, “I—think—I—can, I—think—I—can.” It reached the top by drawing on bravery and then went on down the grade, congratulating itself by saying, “I thought I could, I thought I could :)…

So there is no doubt in my mind that you can all complete this but to get you through this successfully, there really is no fancy formula:
• hydrate-hydrate-hydrate
• I am not a nutritionist but everyone knows the rules of eating so you must eat well
• work with intention and deliberately and methodically on your body’s current needs each day
• let go of your last good performance
• pace yourselves; one-class-at-a-time

Namaste ~ Trisha
CEO of NABAA (Non-Anonymous Bikram Addicts Association)
next meeting tomorrow 6pm at Rue de Funchal