There’s an old saying that goes:
“He who believes he can and he who believes he can’t are both probably right”
The story you say in your head and then repeat out loud leads to the ending you believe.
I hear it ALL THE TIME in the gym.
“Coach, I can’t do a muscle-up”
“Coach, I can’t run that fast”
“Coach, I’m not that strong”
“Coach, that is way too hard for me”
“Coach, I just can’t go to bed earlier”
“Coach, I just can’t wake up that early”
“Coach, I can’t say no to that food”
“Coach, I will never get a pull-up”
And the thing is, everyone who says this to me is right.
We create our own limitations by what we say to ourselves and then out loud.
I think to myself, how did we become ok with this?
As I teach my daughter how to ride a bike or talk in Spanish or use the bathroom herself or sleep by herself, it’s hard for her and she uses the word “can’t”.
But what will I be teaching my daughter if I let her say can’t and be ok with that? She won’t learn. She won’t develop. She will limit herself. Her dreams will be reduced in life. Her imagination will shrink. Her future will become unsuccessful.
I don’t want that for my daughter and I don’t want that for you.
As your coach, I am not ok with you saying “I can’t”. Instead let’s figure out how. Instead let’s scale and build towards it. Instead let’s seek the challenge and maximize you current abilities. Instead let’s build the mindset of constant growth in life.
Let’s learn how to say a different story so we can live the life we desire!