Often times, I am guilty of telling myself that I can’t do something. If I am honest, there are very few things in life that I can’t do.
- Climb Mount Everest
- Walk across North America
- Go to the moon
- Complete an ironman triathlon
- Swim the English Channel
The question isn’t if I can or can’t; its whether I want to.
It turns out, I just don’t want to.
Many people say they can’t do things, but in reality they just don’t want to do it.
- Get a new job
- Eat healthy
- Go to the gym
- Say positive things about themselves and others
- Get enough rest
- Give up sugar
- See what is possible
- Speak in front of people
- Run a race
- Go back to school
The list of things we ‘can’t’ do is endless.
Usually, we don’t want to admit we need help or to do the work associated with getting what we want. I fall into this trap more often than I would like to admit.
Results comes from doing the the hard work day, after day, after day.
Why are we more comfortable saying we can’t do something than saying we don’t want to do something?
Imagine the freedom of living from a place of choice where you choose what you do and don’t do, instead of living life as a victim. If you don’t want to, don’t. Own it.
Neither you or time are renewable resources.
Do what you love and want to do and don’t wait to get started. Don’t look at what you didn’t do or haven’t accomplish. Rather, choose to see what you could do, what you want to do, and then get to work.
It’s not going to be easy, but it is going to be worth it.
You are worth it.
Every good idea doesn’t need to be acted on.
- Is it a good investment of time and effort?
- What would you have to give up?
- What do you gain from doing it?
- Are you passionate about it?
- Is it important?
- What’s the worst that would happen if you did or didn’t do it?
What you accomplish and how you live is up to you.
I dare you to change what you say to yourself and see what happens.
- Its time to trade ‘can’t’ for ‘could’ and open up your world to possibility.
It is ok to not want to do something, even if it is a good idea. Save your passion, time, and energy for great things and creating the life you were meant to live.