“Do what you can’t”
It was a clip off of a commercial that was on. The tag line jumped out at me.
I let the words breathe over me for a few moments.
“Do what you can’t”
It left no room for considering something as impossible… unattainable… or out of reach .
Like.. just do it.
I considered those words a bit longer. I remembered an acrostic I had seen on “I can’t” years ago.
I thought of the times in my life those words had crossed my lips. I’ve entertained those less and less as I get older. I’ve done enough crazy things to realize that really, I can. I just need to train my mind to get out of my way and do it.
I thought of the times I’ve heard people say that. Sometimes in regards to things that they want to do or sometimes it’s in regards to what I’ve done ( oh I cant run…can’t lift weights… can’t….)
Listen, I couldn’t either a few years ago. Once my mind got out of the way and I let my body do things it’s naturally made to do, It was crazy how it turned into…
Oh, don’t get me wrong. Sometimes the things I’m considering scare me. They scare me ’cause I start thinking those thoughts…can I do this? Am I able?
Those thoughts of self doubt scare me a bit more than the thing I’m considering taking on, if I’m being honest.
Why? Because I let doubts creep in about my abilities… but I’ve learned .. I can really train myself into anything.
How I think. How I approach life. My attitude towards things. How I take on new physical activities .
So as I considered that little phrase it just made me think of the times I’ve taken on the things “I can’t”.
Fear has no place there. Insecurities have no place there. Self doubt has no place there.
You know what happens when you push through and take on the idea that you can do anything?
It’s empowering. It builds confidence .You feel you can take on the world.
What big thing do you want to do ?
Go back to school? Lose weight? Take on a new project? Pursue a new fitness goal?
What do you need to remove from your thinking to accomplish something you think you can’t do?
You are only limited by your mind and the self imposed limits you put on yourself.
Go do what you can’t.