12 Sep Transform Your Cant’s and Wont’s Into Action
We’ve all been guilty of this… telling ourselves that we “can’t’ do something. But, what most people don’t fully grasp is just how dangerous this type of self-talk can be to you achieving your goals. As a society, we have been conditioned to expect fast results by doing the least amount of work possible.
Take losing weight for example. Weight loss and dieting products generate several billion dollars in revenue each year. Why? Because we are all looking for that one “quick fix” to our problem. However, in business and in life, the quick solution may not, and often is not, the right solution.
Instead of looking for a fast answer, it is time to get clear and committed to achieving a specific result. When you are able to commit to a result, then you can transform your way of thinking and stay focused on achieving your goal no matter what. So, if one solution does not work, you are more open-minded to quickly adjust and find a new option.
This week I challenge you to take an inventory of the negative self-talk you may be subconsciously feeding into in your mind. And, if you’re stuck on the “I can’t” or “I won’t” in your life, then I recommend spending some time reflecting on these three questions:
- What do I really want? If you’re ready to give up then it may not be what you really want. When you wholeheartedly commit, giving up should never be an option. So, if you can’t truthfully and clearly answer this question, you need to spend time reflecting on your goals, in all areas of your life, and start honing in on your “why”.
- What am I committed to doing? I always tell my clients that it is not what you know, it is how you execute. If you have a lofty goal to achieve, you will need to put in the time, energy and personal investment to bring that end result to life. If you’re not willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, then failing will always be an option.
- Who do I know that can help me? Transforming your perspective from “me” to “we” can be an effective way of helping you overcome the “I can’t” mindset. Whether you have an accountability team, a supportive business partner, or a family member you can turn to, you need to build that network of people around you to keep your momentum going in the right direction.
How much you achieve is entirely up to you. Are you going to let an “I can’t” derail your future success? Or, are you going to stay focused on pushing through — no matter the odds against you? It’s your choice to make.