Long ago Henry Ford said, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” As you talk to others throughout the day, start to listen to how many times a day you hear others or yourself saying “I can’t.” When I started this practice, I heard “I can’t” a lot.
Some of the can nots revolved around money – I can’t afford it, I can’t spend the money because who knows what will happen in the future.
Other can nots revolved around lack of information – I can’t because I don’t know how, I can’t because my mind doesn’t work that way, I can’t because that is not the way it is always done.
Often the can nots were indications of a body perception. I can’t because I am too old, too young, too fat, not fit enough, or even because of gender.
Amazingly some can nots were cemented in what society said a person could or couldn’t do. So many people are living by what someone they don’t even know says they can or can not do.
Henry Ford is a great example of someone who revolutionized the way we get around. Lucky for us, he did not listen to all the people saying that new ways would never work.
Society has never been more ripe for the “CAN DO” people. We now have marathon runners of every body shape and age. We have crowd funding to help people bring great ideas to fruition. We have YouTube, which can help teach you to do everything, from creating a website to installing a new toilet.
Online education is mainstream, from self help to college education. People are even curing cancer and other diseases with new information and new ways of approaching their health care needs.
We can be the CAN DO people. It takes the willingness to say “I can.” When you start to say I can, you may not yet know how – that is alright. The core of you knows how, and you will begin to notice how the answers start appearing for you.
A friend may tell you about someone who has the skills to move you to “I can.” An email will appear that finally catches your interest. A TV show, book, or a multitude of other things will grab your attention once you move to I CAN.
Bring your best “I can” attitude forward as you are needed.
Another wonderful quote comes from Howard Thurman, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
You can do whatever makes you come alive. Don’t sit in the “I can’t” chair, as that will bring you nothing but unhappiness. I can do it; you can do it; we can do it.
Jeanne Henderson is a Reality Upgrader at www.GotoSource.org. Contact Jeanne to dismantle blocks and limited beliefs in order to move into freedom and unlimited potential. To reach Jeanne, click www.gotosource.org/get-help/. To sign up for weekly updates, visit our website.