I can’t. It is one of the more frustrating phrases I hear from my son. It is especially frustrating when it is said before he even tries. To say the words “I can’t” puts a period on the limits of possibility. Your potential is stopped short never crossing the oceans of faith and hope to land on the sandy beaches of a new reality. This is what it means to say, “I can’t.”
We live in a world where what is possible was once only conceivable in science fiction literature. All the advances we see today were once in the imaginations of yesterday. They were all created by people that said, “What if?” followed by the statement, “I can.” Our capacity for greatness is only limited by our faith in ourselves. Change is possible. Advancement is possible. Going from the ether of our dreams to the concrete world of a new reality starts with a belief in the things we cannot see but know to be possible.
All men are the same except for their belief in their own selves, regardless of what others think of them. –Miyamoto Musashi
“I can’t” seems to be the first response of so many kids (and often adults—
(a carryover from childhood??) but most times proven wrong once a bit of real effort n focus are put to the challenge. A good reminder to never give up before we even begin!! Few things worth doing or having happen immediately- some time and effort are required – plus, of course, our own commitment and determination. Thanks for the reminder Tony!