I Can't

Monday, May 14, 2012

For some reason I've been thinking about the phrase "I can't" a lot lately.  I realized that people use it all the time in situations that they shouldn't, and it was only recently that I noticed how much it bothered me.  There are many things people can't do.  I, for example, cannot be tall.  Unless you count standing on a chair,  I do not have the capability to physically change my stature.  There are people who, even after surgery, cannot see.  There are many chemical reactions that, once done, cannot be undone.

There are however, so many instances in which people say they "can't" do things but what they actually mean is that they just don't know how to yet.  I've talked to people who say they can't swim, or can't swallow pills, or can't speak a foreign language.  The thing is though, they can.  They just have to learn how.  People once adamantly believed that you could not sail around the world because it was flat and you would fall off the edge if you tried.  This was obviously proved wrong by the person who believed that maybe they can and actually did it.

There are so many people who go through life with the assumption that if they "can't" do something, then they never will.  I realized that I've lived my life so far with the assumption that there are very few things I can't do.  I like to see something that I am currently incapable of doing as something that I need to learn how to do as quickly as possible.

So I guess the moral of this post is- never believe you can't do something until you at least try to learn how.  Other than some physical in-capabilities there really isn't much you can't do.

KG Knows It! - Anything Is Possible source

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