There are two words that I hate to hear more than anything else:
I hear them in the classroom. I read them on Facebook or on my Twitter feed. I hear them from coaching clients.
And every time I hear those words, I see someone limiting themselves.
“I can’t” doesn’t keep you safe.
It means means you’re afraid to try.
“I can’t” doesn’t mean you are not able.
It means you are uncomfortable.
“I can’t” doesn’t make you happy.
It keeps you from happy.
“I can’t” is often a knee jerk reaction. A plea to keep the status quo and resist change.
We become adept at shoring up our “I can’ts” with excuses disguised as reasons.
It’s a shield.
A security blanket.
A delaying tactic.
That only serves to hold us back.
The biggest lie we tell ourselves is “I can’t.”