What You Really Mean When You Say ‘I Can’t’


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that tells us What You Really Mean When You Say ‘I Can’t’

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“I can’t do this.”

Have you ever said these words out loud to yourself after struggling with something? When you’ve reached a point where you don’t think you could possibly type another word, correct another piece of improper grammar, or answer yet another email?

I have.

“I can’t” is a part of my vocabulary I wish I’d never adopted. It hangs around all the same.

It is a sentence I actually say out loud quite frequently. But every time I do, I catch myself and do the best I can to (1) take back the lie and (2) figure out what’s prompting me to generate that automatic response to a problem that’s difficult to solve.

Because the truth is, I CAN do it. I CAN write those last 1,000 words. I CAN finish that blog post. I CAN, and I WILL. It just feels like I can’t, because there is…

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