It Couldn’t Be Done

a poem by Edgar Allan 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’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 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 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 thousands 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 in to sing as you tackle the thing

That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.


The idea that something cannot be done has never been part of my vocabulary. And I am especially enjoying this next transition in my own life because I believe ‘the thing’ is worth working for.

But it is not always an easy road. And this is exactly where having a well-rounded coach is of value – without my coaches and mentors, my path would be far more difficult.

In this knowledge, with my leadership experience and coaching qualifications, I am simply passionate about keeping you at the helm of your current work situation, however, challenging or transitory that may be.

Let me know how I can be of service: Let’s Talk

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