I found this great little cartoon on JoyReactor.com
I love the steps and how, even with slight changes, the progression is always towards “Yes! I did it!”
It’s interesting how “I won’t do it” is at the very bottom. Won’t shows a determined choice, where Can’t places the control outside of ourselves. It’s funny how we think we can’t do something when in reality there is very little we can’t do.
I can’t be a tall, leggy blonde. The truth is, I can be a blonde, I’ll just never be tall and leggy.
I can’t stop the sun from shining. I can’t stop the sands of time from accumulating in the bottom of my middle-age hour glass. I can’t change my family of origin.
But I can change my attitude. I can change my reluctance to face the future alone. I can change my lack of knowing a second language.
It’s time for me to examine all of my can’ts and figure out which are really won’ts of my own doing.
I can do that.