Who Told You That You Can’t Do That?
It seems that no matter what your career or personal path may look like, there’s always someone who wants to tell you “you can’t do that.” You don’t have the necessary experience. You don’t have a degree, or you have the wrong one. You’re too tall, too short, or too fat or too thin. Or you’re not strong or fast or smart enough.
How many of those have you bought into at some time in your life? How many have you adopted as a belief about yourself?
Yes, You CAN!
I’m telling you here and now it’s time to let all those limiting judgments and beliefs go. While you may never be the “best” at any given task or skill, you can still do it. You don’t have to be Simone Biles to do gymnastics. If gymnastics is something you really want to pursue, don’t fall for the trap of comparing yourself to Simone. Make it about owning and loving the experience, and making it uniquely your experience.
As you watch the leaves turn to their autumn hues, learn one of nature’s greatest lessons. Even as the trees become bare, they’re preparing to be something slightly different next spring. A little greener, a little taller, a little more deeply rooted. But they don’t care that they’re not going to be the biggest tree in the forest. They just continue, year after year, striving to be a better version of themselves, but always okay with exactly who and what they are in the present moment.
So is there a career you’d love to pursue? Or a friendship you’ve been wanting to initiate? Or maybe there’s an entirely different path you have been hearing call your name. Close your ears to those who would say “you can’t do that.”
If there’s no big things on your horizon, maybe it’s just little things. Something broken on the car or around the house? Yearning to get into yoga but you get smirks from “friends” who pour buckets of doubt all over you? Whatever it is, don’t let the limiting, discouraging words of others keep you from showing them, and yourself, that you DO have what it takes.
Sometimes, it seems like your dreams are so far up the mountain you’ll never reach them. But as singer Kelly Rowland says, it’s time to stop circling the mountain and go for it. Because . . . you CAN!
Need inspiration? Check out these additional resources:
- 6 Ways To Boost Your Confidence
- 5 Signs You Have Courage
- Knocked Down? This Way Up!
- 8 Tips to Tackle Naysayers
- Never Give Up