I often hear the words “I can’t” come out of peoples mouths like water flowing from a stream, common and without a second thought. I can’t do that, I can’t do this, I could never XYZ.
Should it be as common as it is? Words are powerful energy. Speaking words aloud consist of vibration and sound, they are the creators of our reality. Margaret Thatcher said “Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become.” This quote illustrates that our words are the meeting place of our beliefs and thoughts that shape our reality, our person, our life. Words are the bold affirmations of our inner thoughts.
Knowing this should we even use words like can’t?
Let’s break the word down- can’t is a contraction of can not: to be unable to do otherwise. Are you using the word correctly? I urge you to analyze that word the next time it comes out of your mouth, are you unable to do so otherwise, or really is it do you not want to, do you not believe that you can? Find your truth at the moment and own it, how else can you say "I can't?" I am not interested, I will have to decline, I am unable to commit to this because of, I don't want to.
When you say you can’t, you are right. When you say you can, you are right. When you tell yourself something, you believe it, and so it is true. Be open to all the possibilities available to you. You CAN do anything!