Did you ever tell yourself you can not do something? You probably did, and if so you’re not alone.
In fact it happens all the time. In regards to writing I often hear brilliant authors say “I’m not a marketer”, “I’m not a front page designer”, etc. and the logic goes that they therefore can’t become bestselling authors.
I don’t know about you but I kind of sympathize with these people. And if everyone else is saying these things, why can’t I or you?
Well, the challenge is that your words subconsciously programs your perception of reality. Tell yourself enough times that you can’t do something and that becomes your reality.
Or like Henry Ford said “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right”
Maybe even worse, your words impacts other people’s opinions of you. Just like strategically chosen words and phrases can build a strong brand, your negative words can harm your brand. Do this often enough and your negative statements will start limiting the amount of opportunities people approach you with.
In other terms, you are both your own worst enemy and your own best solution.
So make a list of what you’re telling yourself. Then start tackling the top one or two.
Start saying you can!
Question: What are you telling yourself or others you can’t do? Please leave a comment.
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