We need to stop staying we can’t do something. I came across the following image on Facebook yesterday and it really stuck with me.
There are many quotes going around on the Internet – such as one by Henry Ford…
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t… you’re right.”
I had my first parkour lesson a couple of weeks ago (Nat dragged me along 😛 ) and we had to jump onto a step which came to about my knees. Me, jump? Onto something knee high? I barely got through the Stampede (okay, I skipped a lot of obstacles!) and for me to jump up onto something was kinda scary. I was afraid I might fall and hurt myself.
Nat was telling me off for saying that I couldn’t do it. And I had to mentally smack myself in the head. Smack out the phrase, “I can’t do it.”
So once I got over that, I jumped up on the concrete block – and made it without hurting myself 😀
Can’t is now another dirty word in my dictionary, besides diet (more on that another time!). It sets limitations in our minds of what we can do. Anyone can do anything they want, so long as they are committed to that thing they want to do.
Can’t also has a negative spin. There is fear attached to it as well. Let this all go. No more CAN’Ts!!!
And it’s true what Henry Ford says – if you think you can’t, then it’s true. Let’s stop the negative bullshit.
What will you do to stop the CAN’Ts in your life? 🙂
Second Image from Google