A thought to start the week: “Can’t? Or Won’t?”
Can’t? Or Won’t?
This week, whenever you catch yourself saying “I can’t …”, try the sentence again. But this time replace “I can’t” with “I won’t”.
We can be very quick to dismiss an idea or an option or a possibility. And just as quick to install that dismissal as an accepted belief, not to be questioned. But we always have more options than at first we see.
Saying “I won’t” is a super-simple route into inquiry: to expose apparent givens as choices we’re making. And when we have more choices, we have more flexibility. And when we have more flexibility, we’re far more likely to succeed in whatever system we’re working in.
So look for those won’ts, masquerading as can’ts.