No, it’s not a swear word. It’s the one word spoken many times a day by almost everyone – including myself – even though I try very hard to eliminate it from my vocabulary.
“What is this most horrible of words???” you ask…
The most self-defeating word in the English language. The word in and of itself seeps into the subconscious and convinces you that whatever it is you think you are unable to do you are definitely now unable to do.
Can’t is one of those words that is very self-prophetic. Once you say it – it becomes so. It doesn’t matter what you are saying it about.
Can’t go to work? Then you won’t. Because you have already convinced yourself you “can’t”.
Can’t go back to school? Then you won’t.
Can’t leave that abusive person? Can’t get that job you want? Can’t succeed in anything? Can’t change the world? Can’t? Can’t? Can’t?
Oh yeah… you CAN’T.
Or can you?
There are things we are not able to do. And there are things we are not able to do at this time. And there are things we are not able to do because we don’t want to. But none of those statements just made limit you the way CAN’T does.
I am female. I am not able to urinate through a penis. Why? Because I don’t have one. BUT if I thought I was a man trapped in a woman’s body I could go through the process of getting one. I don’t want to. I am very happy as a female and therefore I don’t WANT to ever be able to do that. But it’s not that I “can’t” because if I wanted to I could. And that explains all the statements from above. I am not able to do something and not able to do that something at this time and I don’t ever want to do that something.
But not because I CAN’T.
The trick is to be honest with yourself. You CAN do anything. Especially in this day and age. Desire, drive, passion, action. That is all it takes to DO anything. The word CAN’T shuts down all of those DO words before you even have a chance to begin.
Realise the reasons WHY you are not able to do something, WHY you don’t want to do something.
If you want it bad enough “can’t” isn’t even an option.
Most people would never allow anyone else to limit their potential if they wanted something bad enough. Don’t let the word “can’t” take control of your mind and spirit.
It’s not only possible – I know you can.