From I CAN’T To I CAN (Part 3 of 4)

We can do it! Read the two first part of the article below:

From I CAN’T To I CAN (Part 1 of 4)

From I CAN’T To I CAN (Part 2 of 4)

 

Continuation:

 

“I can do this. This is going to be easy. Sure it may take some time. Yeah I’ll need to learn some new skills, but I know I can do it.”

The interesting thing

The interesting thing about these two attitudes is that there is no difference in the potential outcome. In either case, when you are trying something new, you will either do it or you won’t do it. You will either succeed or fail.

When you approach something with an “I can’t” attitude more often than not, you match or meet your expectations by failing. You are predetermined, if you will, to fail, and so, you usually will. Occasionally, you surprise yourself when you succeed.

I know there have been many. More than I care to remember. A lot of times when I have turned away from an opportunity. Just because I was afraid I would fail, I was afraid of not doing it well.

Often, I was not even aware of that fear. It was hidden deep in my psyche, running the show from the background.

The I CAN attitude

I’d rather see us approach new things with the attitude of “I can.”

With that perspective, with a predisposition to success, we’ll find that most of the time we match our expectations by discovering that we can do it, we can succeed.

And when, on the rare occasion, we fail. But we’ll recognize the opportunity to learn. Then accept that we just were not meant to succeed at that particular task.

How about you?

Can you think of opportunities that you have passed up because you were doubtful of your ability to succeed? Can you think of times when you have avoid doing something you really want? Just because you feel you will are not good at it?

 

(TO BE CONTINUED)

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