Sometimes I feel that the words “I can’t” should just be banned altogether. So often, the real meaning behind the words “I can’t” is “I won’t” or “I don’t really want to” and is a crutch that is used to by the speaker to justify their position. It’s also a habit, and a bad one, I might add.
There aren’t many things in the world that can’t be done. Remember the saying “if there is a will, there is a way”. So when there is no “will” and no “desire”, the words “I can’t” pop out.
Find out what “I can’t” really means. If it’s not an excuse and is a case of being stuck, then try some of these questions:
What would it be like if you could do it? Use your imagination. Visualise. If you can visualise it, the desire to achieve the outcome may overcome any mental blocks.
What sort of help, assistance or support would you need so that you could do it?
I struggle when I hear the words “can’t”. A button gets pushed and I hear and feel all the negativity that accompanies that statement. I’m not immune to using the words myself but I am very conscious of it and refuse to give in to it.
What about you? Have you found yourself in this trap of using “I can’t”?
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