Have you ever used “dirty little words”? You know the ones I’m talking about. The one I want to talk about in this post is “can’t”. When you use the word can’t, it triggers a reaction in your brain that makes you think that whatever you’re using that word in regards to is forbidden or against the rules. By doing this, it makes it harder to resist whatever you can’t have or can’t do.
Throughout our lives, we experience both positive and negative energy that comes our way. For some of us, that negative energy sticks with us more than the positive energy and the word “can’t” starts to become our reality. We hear people tell us we can’t do something and then we start to believe it. I was one of those people. I always had a “glass is half empty” mindset and when people told me I couldn’t do something, I believed them. I’ve changed since I was younger and now the word “can’t” is hardly used in my day-to-day vocabulary. You’d be surprised at how easy it was to remove.
Let’s take a real-world example and see how that dirty little word can come into your life easily. During the holidays, we are so busy and the word “can’t” seems to come up a lot. When we’re talking about visiting family, when we’re talking about giving back to people in need and when we’re talking about eating certain foods. As you read this, I’m sure you’re thinking of a situation that may have happened to you.
Now, let’s see how easy it is to remove it. The next time this dirty little word wants to come up for you, make a conscious effort not to use it. At the family meal, you might see something you love, say a piece of cake. Someone might offer you a piece and you’ll want to say “I can’t have that”. Instead of saying “I can’t”, either remember your portion control or say “I’m choosing not to have a piece this year”. It will change your mindset.
Using the word “can’t” brings I a negative mindset and that will ultimately control everything in your life. Start changing your mindset, one thought at a time, and you’ll get your life to have a more positive outlook.
Have you tried this already? How are you doing with it? I’d love to hear your experiences.