Could there be a better way to set yourself up for failure? As soon as you say, “I can’t”, you have just lost all hope of succeeding.
We’ve all encountered situations that are difficult, challengeing, and complicated in our lives. Imagine, saying I can’t before each one of them. Trying a foreign food, asking your wife to marry you, going down the black diamond trail, jumping out of an airplane, or pushing out 100 burpees for time. The only thing that can stop you from doing any of those is your mindset. As soon as you change it from “I can’t” to “I can”, a whole world of possibilities opens up to you.
Living life is all about accepting those challenges that are put in front of you. Recognizing that you CAN, even though it might be hard, time-consuming and painful. When you rise to the challenge and succeed, you’ll become overwhelmed with a great feeling of accomplishment. You’ll also discover things about yourself that you never knew.
I’ll leave you with a quote:
“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
-Joshua J. Marine