What are you plagued by? I can’t or I won’t.
I can’t get out of bed or I won’t get out of bed.
I can’t walk a mile or I won’t walk a mile.
I can’t win this race or I won’t win this race.
There is a difference.
“I can’t” stems from a lack of skill. An expression of inability, incapacity, or impossibility.
“I won’t” stems from a lack of will. A deliberate choice not to act.
“I can’t” is rooted in helplessness.
“I won’t” is rooted in responsibility.
Non-achievers use the word “can’t” to make excuses. Especially when what we have to face is courting our fears, rattling or comfort zone or calling for a sacrifice that we are unwilling to endure.
Achievers use the word “can’t” as a signal that a skill gap exists. The gap is an obstacle in their path that must be bridged.
With every “I can’t” we sell ourselves short. We create a habit of negative thinking and failure. Straddling ourselves with “I can’t” ensures that our success will be doomed before it gets a chance to start.
The words you choose can determine your success. Be conscious of the one’s you chose.
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