I can do hard things

  • I can do hard things
  • In Deuteronomy 31:6, we read: Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

It is 2:30 in the morning and I have been unable to sleep.  there are some things on mind that have me worried and are keeping me up.  I need to trust the God will not forsake me just like the scripture above says but the worries are so much that I am having a hard time with the trust part.

Here is what I am worried about:


My co- worker, T, says she is going to go to my boss’s supervisor and tell her that I am a cutter and that I have emotional problems and that I should not get the promotion I just got.

I lost the company credit card and while my boss says it’s not a big deal I am still worried that upper management will think it is and that I will get written up for it.

I have lost jobs because of my emotional issues before so this is a huge worry for me.  I am going to spot on these worries:

What is the worst that can happen?  I can get written up, lose my promotion or get fired.              worries

How likely is it that any of these things will happen?  Not very

If I do get demoted, fired or written up what’s the worst that will happen?  I will have to swallow my pride, learn from my mistakes and possibly find a new job.  I have been through it before and can go through it again.

Thoughts:  Why is T trying so hard to sabotage my job and promotion?  What did I do to her that makes her hate me so much?  Am I really so unqualified for the promotion?  Are my emotional problems really restricting my performance at work?  I wish I could go back into the past and change some things but I can only go forward.

Impulses:  look for another job, quit, tell T off.  talk to my boss’s boss before T does, cry.

Feelings: fear, inadequacy, anger, anxiety

Sensations: insomnia. heart palpitations, urge to cry, changes in breathing, headache

Spots: I can resist impulses that are not good for my mental health.

We don’t fear situations but the symptoms they produce.

Calm begets calm, temper begets temper

perfection is a myth

feelings are not facts

I can stay in the here and now

comfort is a want not a need

I can remove the danger from the situation.

I can Focus on what I can do, do have and do like, not the opposite.



I will never lose the gains and progress I have made

I am using review and preview to get me through my stresses.              try again

I am strong and capable

I can get through anything

I can do hard things