Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for November 24, 2014
IT COULDN’T BE DONE A Poem by Edgar Albert Guest RUN 4 CHARITY MARATHON HALF FULL REGISTER CLICK! Somebody said that it couldn’t be done. But he with a chuckle replied…. That…. Man: Maybe it couldn’t. But he would be one… …who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in… …with the trace of a grin on his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing… EYE OF THE TIGER …as he tackled the thing… …that couldn’t be done… …and he did it! KRISPY KREME OREO CHIPS M&Ms Somebody scoffed… Man: Oh, you’ll never do that. Man: At least no one ever has done it. But he took off his coat and he took off his hat… …and the first thing we knew he’d begun it. With a lift of his chin… KALE …and a bit of a grin… …without any doubting or quiddit. NUTRI-MIX 5000 YEARLY PLANNER He started to sing… BIG DIET BOOK …as he tackled the thing… …that couldn’t be done… GULP! …and he did it. There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done. There are thousands to prophesy failure. STAIRS A5:00 There are thousands to point out to you one by one… …the dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin. Just take off your coat… …and go for it. Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing… That ‘cannot be done’… FINISH …and you’ll do it. - Edgar Albert Guest
Templo S.U.D. over 8 years ago
Excellent work, Edgar. (Side note: with the panel showing the iPod playing “Eye of the Tiger”, gotta miss Jimi Jamison since this August.)
Darwinskeeper over 8 years ago
That’s about how its always been for me, not easy, not exactly graceful and no celebration at the end, but the mission is accomplished.
queenkimmie over 8 years ago
Great motivation! I will do this.
mggreen over 8 years ago
I like the Dick Van Dyke version better!
topbunk over 8 years ago
Simple, but true…
damifid0 over 8 years ago
Well done. :)
Vet Premium Member over 8 years ago
I felt that way over a year ago when I began cross fit training with my Captain. He led and I followed. Many times only doing something for 10 to 15 seconds totally out of breath. But I got my self checked out, changed some diet, fixed my deficiency anemia (which I did not know I had. Its a low iron problem either by not getting enough or resistance to absorbing or internal bleeding. Mine was not enough and resistance. Low iron results in low red cell count. Leads to oxygen deficiency when working out among other things. Iron tables from the Health food store. The good ones.).AND I KEPT AT IT! Three times a week, 1 hour or better each training session.Now I can do all the exercises he throws at me. I go till I get tired then get up and go again (that is just me). I may not finish first…..but believe me…..I WILL finish.Then I will reach back to encourage any behind me to finish and if necessary I will come back and be right there with you.
nawsa Premium Member over 8 years ago
Often, for better or for worse, I didn’t realize it was impossible until after I had finished (or failed). I seldom thought to ask anybody beforehand. And, like others, I have imagined up to 6 impossible things before breakfast. It’s been a busy 3/4 century.
notus over 8 years ago
part 1 ?http://www.gocomics.com/zen-pencils/2014/01/20
nawsa Premium Member over 8 years ago
To quote Ashleigh Brilliant “Against everybody’s advice, I did the right thing.”
popomatic over 8 years ago
This reminds me of when I told my family I was going to go to college and get a degree. Yes I did it and I was the first in my family to do it.
metagalaxy1970 over 8 years ago
I am still working on my goal of finishing school. I am not business, the fall back point for many. I am going to school for astrophysics. I don’t care if I’m 99 going down the aisle for my doctorate, I will finish it.