Life is challenging sometimes isn’t it?
Have you ever been in a situation where you know that you are quite capable of doing something, but in your head, you feel that you just can’t do it?
It isn’t that difficult and others have shown you that it really is possible, but no you just can’t do it. You really can’t.
They say don’t they, that there is no such word as can’t.
A can’t do attitude will always stop us from achieving the things that we want to do.
I had to battle with my can’t do attitude last week when I was lucky enough to be able to be part of an Outward Bound Course.
Doing the week, I faced many personal challenges and had ample opportunity to genuinely believe that I couldn’t do something.
One of those challenges was to jump off a small ledge in a cliff face into a lake. The ledge wasn’t that high above the water, but just standing there seemed to make it higher.
I knew really that I could do it, but as I stood there something seemed to stop me. An invisible force that was preventing me from achieving my goal of landing in the water. The ledge seemed to get higher and the water further away.
I could have let it stop me, but I am pleased to report that I didn’t. I told myself that I could and I did jump into that water.
In the end, it is you that has to believe in you. As Kurt Hahn said, we are all better than we know. We just need not to let us stop ourselves from achieving our dreams
Have you been in a situation where you have overcome a can’t do attitude and succeeded in achieving something? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.