Struggling With Something New – Discover A Secret And Learn How It Can Be Done!


In August, I purchased new Apple computer. I had used a PC for for many years. Family members and friends told me I would love a Mac Airbook and it would be easier and more intuitive to work on, than my PC. It hasn’t been. It has been a Struggle!

Instructions On YouTube and Google

I have watched YouTube videos and read Google articles for instruction of how to work with Apple Pages App for my What Color Is Your Brain? Train The Trainer Program. Microsoft Publisher is not an App on my new Mac.


I tried severl other desk top publishing programs and applications, such as Swift and Canva. However, they all seemed to be missing tools that I needed for my documents. I was totally frustrated.

Childhood Memory

Miss Minnie A. Cohen, was the director of Mac-Do Lodge Camp for Girls, in Delevan, Wisconsin. At Sunday evening campfires, Miss Cohen would always read inspriations poems. My favorite poem was IT COULDN’T BE DONE, written by Edgar A. Guest. I have shared this poem with my family, friends, studens, and clients. I often include it in Brain Color workshop handouts.

Antique Book of Poems

The thought of “It Can Be Done” also is the title of my antique poetry book It Can Be Done: Poems of Inspiration, which is anthology of poems that was published in 1921. In the prelude to the poem the book’s editor wrote: … “so can you achieve any purpose whatsoever it you heed no the doubters, meet each problem as it arises, and keep ever with you the assurance It Can Be Done.”

Needing Encouragement

I knew I was in need of encouragement to learn how to use Pages. Since I know the poem by heart, I receited it to myself. It worked! I finally learned the tools to work with Page. Hurrah! Success!

It Can Be Done

Below is the poem I hope will encourag you!

IT COULDN’T BE DONE by Edgar A. Guest
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
that “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he tried.
So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin
On his face. If  he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
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 a his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousand to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
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 to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it!

Final Thought

When you are feeling frustrated and need some encouragement, the secret is to read this poem and know that whenever you are struggling, say, “It can be done!” and you will do it!

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