The trap of can’t
There are some words that would be best removed from our daily use vocabulary and one of the top contenders is the not-so-gracious word CAN’T.
In most cases, can’t turns out to be one of those traps. Most things can be done. Can’t is just another qualifier to hide something. Inside the space of CAN’T lives fear, rejection, failure, shame, desire without action, the past and a considerable list of other unpleasant things for each person.
Can’t can’t. It’s just that simple.
The trap of ‘can’t’ becomes a receptacle of negativity and when it gets over used it spills out and contaminates the can-do attitude.
Think of something that you enjoy doing. Now, instead of saying you can do that thing, say that you can’t. In that moment, something happens. There’s a shift. A mindset slide. It’s not lateral but a sort of slippery slope to the abyss of victimhood.
How does this apply to healthy living and even weigh loss?
I can’t eat that.
I can’t do that.
I can’t achieve that.
How horrid are those tiny sentences? It’s hard to even write them, let alone have you read them and then possibly absorb them.
That is the power of can’t.
Now, here is something even more powerful. Remove that one word from your life. Remove it completely. Entirely. Never ever say it. If you feel it climbing your vocal chords, think of something else that will convey your message.
I can eat that.
I can do that.
I can achieve that.
I am powerful. I am the words that I speak. I give my life motion and momentum with the verbal power of linguistics and I choose to live in a world of CAN.
There, now isn’t that better? Can you feel that power? Can you feel the building of something unique and vibrant?
That is the world of CAN.