The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Dear "Eva Cartwright" readers, the story is continuing on Vagabond Tales.
http://db-vagabondtales.blogspot.com/ See you there. D
One sure way to get my dander up, whatever dander is, is to underestimate me. If someone tried to tell me that I was not old enough, not tall enough, not strong enough or not smart enough to do something, I generally set off to prove them wrong. And the result, most of the time, was a non comment from the people who down graded me. At best it was "Huh. I'm surprised." or "I guess I was wrong." I even got the gruesome "Well, I can see it wasn't that difficult."
Having grown up with out much self-confidence, sometimes I was the nay sayer myself. Looking at a task that was very difficult I would question my own ability to carry it out. Under those circumstances I learned not only how strong I was but how to turn the task into an adventure. So what if I failed, and I rarely did, I wanted to see how far I could go in achieving success. Someone said you don't know what your limits are until you try to exceed them.
I was given a role once by a director who said that I was too young for the part and probably couldn't play it but that I was the only actor around so I had to do it. I did it so well that a famous Broadway actress who was in the audience came backstage to meet me.
Every time we accomplish something they tell us we can't do, we get stronger. When I first went into a radio studio the manager was certain I would fail. I didn't even know how to turn the microphone on. I didn't know anything about broadcasting. There was the nasty devil in my ear saying "Give it up DB, You can't do this. Tell them to get someone else." But I tamed the beast and by the end of the first hour I was playing songs and chatting away like an old pro. Oh, all right, like a young, green, wet-behind-the-ears pro, with a cow lick. But by the end of the first season I had a fan club (a small one).
About these accomplishment I'm not bragging. What I'm telling you is, if they say you can't do it, do it.
Have a glass of summer for me.