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“I Can’t” – Who Says So? (part 2)

September 8, 2016

Now that you have read the last post and seen the Video “Yes I Can”, (shown below again) it’s time to see where else it can take you.

Having been inspired by the video, you might have attempted to go further than you have before in some physical activity.  If you did, you know you can, and you feel the joy that comes from it.

“What I can’t do today, I can do tomorrow.” –  Gabrielle Mariotta—- a tailor said after having suffered a stroke

Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts.”   —   Morris Mandel

“Imagine if a bird was unaware that its wings enabled it to fly”. – The Rebbe

Let’s now consider how the same approach and attitude can be used to take you further in other ways.

We all would like to be happy and find joy.  To get there we must seek to constantly grow and improve in all areas of our lives.

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   
But I have promises to keep,   
And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost from his poem “Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening”
 When it comes to all the “I Can’ts” that keep you from growing and therefore from the happiness and joy you seek, be it emotional ones, in all kinds of relationships, job/career, ……….etc., etc., etc.,……  Rather than that inner voice that says “I Can’t” it can become “Yes I Can”!!
In order to improve and grow, you don’t have to change.  You have to be willing to make changes.

Imagine what you’ll be and who you’ll be by breaking free of  all those self-imposed constraints.  Take that first step.


P.S. There are many posts on this website that give thoughts, ideas, suggestions on what changes to make and how to get there.  There will also be more in the future.  This post is merely to help adjust your mindset, which is step number one.

Heart and Soul

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Helen permalink
    September 8, 2016 5:57 pm


  2. Jocko permalink
    September 8, 2016 9:00 am

    Thank you, Fred. Happily, there are so many flickers of daydreaming each day where we might have the chance to put some feet to these notions and try and try again.

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