Can't is the new dirty word

Thursday, August 02, 2012

I have had can't in my vocabulary for so long, I can't do X I can't do that I can't I can't I can't. Every day I have said I can't about so many things. But I have told my kids can't just means you just don't want to and that if they say I can't then they will never know if they can. But I never followed my own advice because ever day I said the same thing. I can't! One simple word that can be so damaging. I nstead of telling my self the flat out truth, that I just did not want to do it I said I can't. I have convinced my self for so long that I just can't walk, I cant go run around with my kids. I can't go do X today because I can't.

I am trying to not say Can't for a whole day that can't is as bad as a curse word. I don't say can't now I say I might not be able to fully do that today but soon I will. Every day I am getting stronger, every day I am getting healthyer. 4 months ago I would have said I can't walk the mile at the track. My back and knees Can't to that. But the truth was I have become to comfortable not do anything. Laying in my room reading a book a day, playing on the laptop. Watching the world go by becasue I said I can't.

But I know now that I can, every day I am putting more verbs in my activitys. I still get to read every day but it is actually more enjoyable after a workout or walk. That one word holds so much power over you if you let it. Because while you are telling your self I can't life is still going on without you and you have to decide if you are going to continue missing out on the good part pr even the bad parts of life just because you hace convinced your self you can't? Or are you going to say no more Can't I am going to DO! Can't can hold you back from so much in life so much you are missing.

While I was walking last night I saw a beautiful moon in the sky and I thought if I was at home sitting in my room closed off from the world I would not have seen such a beautiful sky. From now on in my life I am going to DO. Can't is no longer a word I will say even though it is so much more easyer to just say I can't. I am DOing because I can. I have told my self even through the pain that I can do it. I have been so proud of my self, I have pasted so many goals now that I know I can do anything I put my mind to. I no longer live by Can't, I am living by I can. I have taken Can't out of my volabulary. If I feel a can't coming on I am stop and think instead of can't what small steps can I do to turn can't into I did? It might take me a few extra steps or a little longer than I thought but I got past it.

CAN'T is no longer holding me back from life!
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  • ENUFF81020
    This is a wonderul way to think and do. I spend a lot of time with kids who immediately say "I can't." I have to take precious time--sometimes a lot of it to prove to them that they CAN. It is important to take the advice that we give kids, just lije you did and not allow "I can't" to be in charge of anything. You are living that, so it is great that you put it into words for the rest of us to use as an example.

    Keep up the good work!
    Gentle hugs,
    2141 days ago
    emoticon . You can do it, one one extra step at a time, one extra block and soon you will be doing it!!! Just keep thinking you CAN!!
    2147 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    emoticon Can't *is* a dirty word. I understand the appeal of staying in bed all day with the laptop, I do it a lot. But I'm also out there getting my walking done, and I want to start training for a half marathon. I can walk a 5k right now, so it's just building on that. Like you said, what baby steps can I do to make a can't into a can? I just need to keep walking one block further at a time. I want to eventually do a marathon, which I can do if I train properly. it seems impossible right now... I walk a 28 minute mile and can only jog for a tiny bit, but with the proper training, I can do it! Just like you!
    2147 days ago
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