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W.I.N. Wednesday: The true meaning of 'can't'.

"If someone tells you, "You can't" they really mean, "I can't.""

Sean Stephenson

How many times in your life has someone told you that you can't do something? You can't accomplish a task, achieve a goal, learn that second language, make a million dollars, learn to play a musical instrument at your age, be successful in opening your own business, lose that much weight, climb that mountain, get that promotion, ask that person to give you advice, win that race, compete "against the big boys", etc. Is it that you can't, or as Sean Stephenson says, is the reality that they believe they can't and they are trying to impose their limitations on you.  

Next time you hear someone tell you "you can't" simply say thank you, then walk away acknowledging that is their perceived personal limitation and not your reality.  

""I Can't" means one of two things: I don't want to, or I don't know how."
Bob Brenner

How many times have you told yourself "I can't"? 

The next time you hear yourself saying I can't stop and ask yourself whether it is a matter of you don't want to or you don't know how. If you don't want to, then probably you don't have to. If you don't know how, then find a teacher or a coach or go online and find a course or an instructional video. If you don't know how you can always learn. 

What's Important Now? - Learn to step back from the limiting beliefs created by the statements, "You can't" and "I can't" and choose a different reality. Understand that just because they can't does not mean you can't.  If the task is important to you choose "I can learn" over I can't do it. 

Take care.

Brian Willis

Committed to the pursuit of excellence through Life's Most Powerful Question - What's Important Now?

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