“The word “can’t” makes strong people weak, blinds people who can see, saddens happy people, turns brave people into cowards, robs a genius of their brilliance, causes rich people to think poorly, and limits the achievements of that great person living inside us all.”
~ Robert T. Kiyosaki
It is funny what a person will say can’t happen and what they can’t accomplish without having ever tried any of the things they swear they can’t do. We always tell ourselves we can’t do this because we don’t have this or that but our resources are only limited because we keep them that way. We all know how powerful words can be and you tend to believe what it is that you speak. If we know this, then why is it that at the beginning of almost every challenge and obstacle in our lives is that word can’t?
We can’t start that business that we want because we don’t have enough money. We can’t get that job that we want because we don’t have a degree. We can’t move to the area that we know we will thrive in because we, once again, don’t have the money. We can’t start an exercise regimen to lose the weight we know we need to because we just don’t have enough time. So when exactly are we going to start taking the word can’t out of our vocabulary?
If you spend your whole life thinking about what it is you can’t do because what it is that you don’t have then how will you ever get to the other side of your wish list. That list of things in life we promise ourselves to accomplish by a certain age. Some of the most successful people in this world started with nothing and turned it into a whole world of opportunities that they not only opened up for themselves but that they opened up for the people following in their footsteps as well. What would have happened if all Oprah had ever said to herself was that she can’t do it? What would have happened if Donald Trump had said that he can’t create an empire?
A large part of the reason that some people never see their goals become reality is because they keep telling themselves they can’t. Instead of focusing on the negatives, the things we can not change, we need to gravitate towards the things that we can do something about. So you don’t have enough money at this exact moment, so start putting aside a little at a time. Eventually a little turns into a lot and will be exactly what you need. Instead of always focusing on what it is you can’t do, start making a list of the things that you can do. Imagine what would happen if we just start telling ourselves that we can.
The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)
Writing as “Jaycee Durant”