Can’t. Can not.
Does not exist. I repeat: Can’t does not exist. Can’t is a limiting word. A limiting mindset.
By allowing this word this word to fester within your mind, spirit, and entire being, you are placing limitations on yourself. You are capable of many great things. You are one of many talents. Allowing someone or yourself to tell you that you “can’t”, is unfair to you.
Sure, we may get discouraged at times but that is a temporary situation. One should not dwell on the things that seems like to did not happen. One must realize that often times, when something does happen, it was to protect you. However, you do not want to get in your own way of being able to grow and achieve your goals.
Far too often, we hear, “I can’t do ____ because of ____” or “You can’t do _____. You are not old/tall/smart/wise/great enough.” Tell those people and those thoughts to pipe down. No one and I mean NO ONE has the power to limit your possibilities. Crush those “can’t” thoughts with “I will.” In all actuality, “can’t” isn’t an option. Either you will or you won’t. That’s all there is to it.
Realize, the original path that you set out of may have some different paths and obstacles. You may need to adjust your map and route but you will still achieve.
In the case that you feel bombarded with “can’t” thoughts, write down the reasons why you feel that way. Then, write down an action that would change that thought for the better. For example, if you wrote down that you can’t become the best teacher there is, write down how you can become the the best teacher there is. Perhaps, you need to observe a class of a great teacher, research successful lesson plans, meet with the parents, and stay involved with school activities. Or if you feel like you can’t get in shape. Write what you can do to get in shape. Perhaps, you take a walk everyday after lunch. You get a buddy that works out with you. You do quick, short exercises at your desk rather than sitting. You get the gist.
There are always, always different things that you can do to be the greatest Warrior that you can be. It begins in the mind which fuels your actions which creates your reality.
Eliminate can’t, Warrior!