Always remember, its not what you look at that matters, its what you see.

Have a great day.

Do You Choose to Say I Can, or I Can’t?

Do You Choose to Say I Can, or I Can’t?

“The difference between can and cannot are only three letters. Three letters that determine your life’s direction.”

What do say to yourself, when you need to make a decision or take action?

Do you have enough self-esteem, feel confident, and are strong enough to say, “I can”? Or maybe you lack self-confidence and inner strength, feel too lazy, or are afraid to do new things, and therefore, you say, “I cannot”?

Do you know that with a little inner strength and willingness to be just a little adventurous, you can say “I can”, and dare to do new things?

“I cannot” leaves you where you are and you live the same life day after day.

Saying “I can”, opens new doors and new opportunities for you. These words take you in a different direction from the people who say, “I cannot”.

When you say “I can”, you tell yourself that you have faith in yourself and are willing take action, handle things, take action and responsibility, and learn new things. This could be:

Learning a foreign language
Being nice to someone
Fixing something
Graduating from college
Learning a new skill
Working in a certain job
Handling a certain situation
And many other things
Saying “I can”, means that you take responsibility for your life, while saying “I can’t”, or “I cannot”, means giving up without trying.

You can always choose one of these two alternatives. It’s like standing at crossroad choosing which way to go. One way leads to action and achievement, and the other non-action and no progress.

As said at the beginning of the article, the difference between the words can and cannot are only three letters, but they determine where you will go and where you will arrive.

So, what do you choose?

What’s stopping you to say “I can”, fear, habit, lack of self-confidence or laziness?

Why not start with simple things, telling yourself that you can:

Start going to the gym.
Get up a little earlier in the morning.
Be a little kinder with people.
Smile more often.
At least once a day, say “I can” and mean it, about something that you face in your daily life, instead of saying “I can’t”.

After a while, you will be able tackle greater things, because you learn to tell yourself “I can”.

Strengthening your willpower and your self-disciple, makes it easier to say “I can”.

pause and reflect

I  couldn't resist sharing this beautiful story 😊
This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was empty, it had no meaning.
So, the lady went to visit a counselor to seek out happiness.
The counselor called over the old lady who cleans the office floors.
The counselor then said to the rich lady "I'm going to ask Mary here to tell you how she found happiness. All I want you to do is listen to her."
So the old lady put down her broom and sat on a chair and told her story:

"Well, my husband died of malaria and three months later my only son was killed by a car. I had nobody. I had nothing left. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat, I never smiled at anyone, I even thought of taking my own life. Then one evening a little cat followed me home from work. Somehow I felt sorry for that cat. It was cold outside, so I decided to let the cat in. I got some milk, and the cat licked the plate clean. Then it purred and rubbed against my leg and, for the first time in months, I smiled.

Then I stopped to think, if helping a little cat could make me smile, may be doing something for people could make me happy.
So, the next day I baked some biscuits and took them to a neighbor who was sick in bed.
Every day I tried to do something nice for someone. It made me so happy to see them happy.
Today, I don't know of anybody who sleeps and eats better than I do.
I've found happiness, by giving it to others."
When she heard this, the rich lady cried. She had everything that money could buy, but she had lost the things which money cannot buy.
"The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are; but on how happy others can be because of you..."
Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey.
Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now.
Happiness is not dependency, it is a decision.
Happiness is what you are, not what you have..😊
I appreciate you.