I work for our very own Rocky Turner’s husband Jeff, and in a meeting he explained to us how there is no “can’t” at their house. Any time an “I can’t” shows up, it’s held up against a “What would it take to make this possible?” It sounds simple, but that’s a life changing question right there.
Read it again: “What would it take to make this possible?”
Although I’m getting better, my natural self-esteem setting is Low. I push down my own ideas before anyone else can ever see them. I don’t like that about myself and want to change it — I certainly don’t want my kids to do that to themselves. Isn’t it funny how we can see a world of possibility in our kids, but ignore it in ourselves?
I trust Jeff and Rocky and I loved the idea of knocking over all the “I can’ts” that I throw in my own way. I’ve been surprised how quickly the “I can’ts” seem to have gotten fewer and farther between. Once you start imagining possibilities instead of throwing up roadblocks, it’s amazing the things you can accomplish.
This is one of the best gifts I’ve ever received.
I’m passing it on. Just for today, any time you think you can’t do something, make yourself think about what it would take to do it instead. Maybe it would take a little more work, time or money. Maybe you’d have to be a little bit braver. Maybe you just need to try it, and see if you CAN. I bet you’ll feel so much better with your new possibilities that you’ll want to think about what’s possible tomorrow, too.
Maybe you’ll look back a couple months from now and realize how much you got done when you quit telling yourself you can’t. Maybe it really isn’t that hard to change the world. I wonder what it would take to make it possible …