Can't is a word that paralyzes any
constructive progress. It switches your mind into a negative
frequency. It is a four letter word that will open your mind to a
never ending flow of logical, practical reasons which will enable
you to justify why you are not able to do something you sincerely
want to accomplish.
The only alternative to that
four-letter word is its polar opposite –
I can is far more important than IQ. You don't necessarily have to
be very smart to win ... but you must be willing. Reaching the goal
is not success; success is moving toward the goal. When I was
knocking down the cross bar, I was attempting to reach the goal. I
giving it everything I had. That could hardly be considered failing.
Every time I tried to clear the bar, I was risking being ridiculed
by the other kids. I risked having them laugh at me when I missed
... and they did laugh.
However, every time I ran down the
field and lowered the pole into the box, attempting to vault myself
over the bar, I was challenging myself. Taking risks is essential
when you want to reach a goal and the purpose of goals is growth.
When you challenge yourself, you bring more of yourself to the
surface. If you knock the bar flying today, at least you will know
you are challenging yourself;
you're a success!
If you dream of living
in a really
big way, you must accept risk-taking as a very real
part of the apprenticeship you must serve. Make a decision right
now to change. Decide this very moment there will be no more
playing it safe ... no more "saving it for a rainy day" type
thinking in your life. When people get caught up in the habit of
saving for a rainy day, that is generally what they get ... a