You’ve probably been in a situation like this before: someone asked you what you want to do with your life. You explained to them what you want to do. They proceed to tell you that you can’t do said thing or that it is impossible to do.
I’m sure at one point or another, at some point in our lives, we have been told we can’t do something. We were told this when we were kids in elementary school, in high school, maybe even college. Heck, some of us are still being told we can’t do something even in our adult lives.
I just have a problem with the word ‘can’t’. You see, it just bugs me. And so many times people have told me what I can’t do, but rarely would someone tell me what I ‘can’ do. I’ve heard the word ‘can’t’ so many times and I know that I’m not alone. We hear the word ‘can’t’ so much that it becomes, or has become imbedded into our everyday vocabulary.
When we try to attempt something new, or maybe try to create a dream or vision we may have, that word ‘can’t’ begins to cycle into our mind and we begin to create self-doubt and negative images. We start to think back to every conversation and every person that told us we just ‘can’t’.
I want to place a ban on the word ‘can’t’ today. The next time somebody asks you what you want to do, and they say that you ‘can’t, let them know that you can, bid them good day, walk away from the conversation and move right along.
Don’t allow their ‘can’t’ stop you from your can’s. It’s time we think of ourselves as the ‘Little Engine That Could’. Every time the word ‘can’t’ even tries to enter into our mind, we need to say to ourselves in our head: ‘I think I can, I think I can.’ And we even need to do it one step better and tell ourselves: ‘I know I can, I know I can!”.
So today, I am simply telling you: that you can…I know you can!
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