I turned a personal "I can't" into a "I can". In fact I have turned several "I can't"s into "I can and I will". A little over a year ago I made a personal promise to myself to start eliminating "I can't" from my vocabulary. Wow what a change that made in my life! I have been a fairly confident woman for most of my life but there are so many moments when I froze because of fear and walked away from a possible great opportunity. Fear is crippling. Fear steals your joy. Fear is a wall to hide behind, preventing yourself from being vulnerable. It was during this time of reflection this week that I realized how much my life had changed both personally and professionally. I have always operated with a commitment to do my best no matter what. I have strived for excellence and fallen far from the goal. But in so much of life it is better to have tried and failed than never tried at all. I have a new found passion for life and all that I have been able to experience. Have you tried to eliminate "I can't" from your vocabulary? I dare you to give it a try! The only thing standing between you and a new goal or skill is yourself. Try a new skill, set a higher goal, explore new ideas. Get out there and live life without "I can't"! Stare fear in the face and let the walls come down!
|Some of structure we welded to pour concrete for the parlor.|