“I think I can. I think I can.”
This is the mantra of the Little Blue Engine in the children’s classic, The Little Engine That Could. She comes across a broken down engine who was carrying a load of “very good things” to the boys and girls in the village on the other side of the mountain.
They asked her, “Won’t you please pull us to the other side of the mountain?” But the Little Blue Engine had never been over the mountain and only pulled cars in the train yard.
“And she thought of the good little boys and girls on the other side of the mountain who would have no toys and no wholesome food unless she helped.”
Even though she had never done something, she decided to try.