I was at the gym this week and decided to increase the weight on the Rotary Calf machine.
I added 5 pounds to what I thought was already pretty hefty. I completed the exercise with ease. Armed with a little more confidence I added another 5 pounds.
I braced myself for what would likely be impossible. The machine will certainly be immovable. My legs cannot move that much weight. There’s no way!
And once again, I surprised myself with success.
I wore a big grin on my face as I used the weight machine. I can now handle 265 pounds on the Rotary Calf Machine!
Incredulous with this accomplishment I photographed the machine— particularly the weight. It’s not that no one would believe my accomplishment. They would. It’s me that sometimes needs convincing of what I’m capable of doing!
I pushed myself and realized I can do more than I thought and I have proof!
This confidence spilled out when I approached this week’s blog. I decided to take one embroidery design and in 10 minutes see how many variations I could make using just one design.
This is the original design…
Here’s what I came up with…
But this lesson isn’t about me— it’s about you! When was the last time you sat and played with your embroidery software? Maybe you don’t have the latest and greatest software and feel limited. Maybe you don’t have time. Perhaps you aren’t inspired. There are dozens of reasons not to try. There are dozens of reasons to give up before trying. But why not give it a try? Spend a few minutes – even just 10 minutes using the embroidery machine and tools you already own. Skip stitches at your embroidery machine if you don’t have software. Experiment with thread colors. Push yourself to see what you can do with your resources and skills. You have what it takes to succeed.
Now give it a try!
Click here to download the design and see how many variations you can make. There’s no right or wrong answer. The prize is the time you invested in yourself to expand your embroidery skills.
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