How many times have you said it?
I can’t lose weight.
I can’t run.
I can’t workout.
I can’t eat like that.
I’m guilty. I’ll admit it.
Regardless of why I thought I couldn’t, I uttered the words “I can’t run” since I was a kid. I told myself it so many times that I really believed it. I also continuously said I couldn’t lose weight. I said I couldn’t do a pull up. I even cried “I can’t do this” while giving birth and ummm, well yea.. I didn’t have a choice by that time but still you get my point. ;)
Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Next time you are about to utter the words “I can’t” pause and think about what you are saying. Not wanting to do something is one thing. Not believing you can do something is another.