Really, honestly, I mean it.
(I’m hugging your heart because it’s not easy to stop…)
Consider this: Stop giving yourself reasons why you can’t.
Look, I know all the reasons—I’ll even come up with a couple more you didn’t think of—because I’m really good at this stupid game too.
We don’t take a new art class*, because it’s too scary, we don’t know anyone, we will make a fool of ourselves, we think it’s a waste of time, we should be serving somewhere else, we are overweight, we have a disability, we shouldn’t shouldn’t shouldn’t shouldn’t, we can’t can’t can’t can’t.
It’s sounds horrid when you write it out.
But what if you started to… give yourself reasons why you can.
And this takes some effort, because we are so used to telling ourselves the opposite.
We could take the new art class*, because other people are talking about it, I might meet someone I like–grow my friendship circle, I’m spending time that is healing for me, connecting making time co-creating with my Creator, when I do this I feel better and will be able to serve others more fully, there are others my same size, I should should should should, I can can can can.
Now this sounds heavenly when you write it out. You start feeling possibilities on the best of levels.
So, stop giving yourself reasons why you can’t; start giving yourself reasons why you can.
*and by the way, just swap out art class for anything
(I’m just using one of my passionate soap-boxes, art coaching and life coaching, yeah passionate)
So what is it? Writing a letter, making a phone call, joining a small group, stepping foot into that community, starting therapy, getting a pet, telling someone how you feel–really feel, dancing, starting a coaching relationship, school, facebook, journaling, painting that wall, falling in love?
Whatever it is, consider the why you can.
So, what are you waiting for? Make your “why I can” list.
Stretch your noodle-bowl and come up with the good what-ifs.
You won’t regret it.