“You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” – Steve Case, co-founder AOL
Oh my goodness, if I had a dollar for every client who told me what they can’t do, I’d be retired by now! Why are we all so certain about what we can’t do, but rarely allow our minds to consider what is possible? The truth is that what is possible is not necessarily going to be easy, so by sticking with what we can’t do we are choosing the easy road.
Here is the naked truth: the easy road isn’t going anywhere. It’s like walking on a treadmill, you will certainly cover some miles and waste some time but when all is said and done, you are still in the exact same place you started. Not long ago, I asked you, “What do you want?” If you don’t have an answer to that question, you are still on the treadmill.
As of the end of this past summer, I could not do 1 push-up—NOT 1. Then 18 days ago I was nominated to do an ALS Push-up challenge. I had to do 18 push-ups a day for 18 days (324 push-ups total). I could only do a modified push-up which I did for 18 days. “I can’t do a push-up” is no longer the case. I shared a video on Facebook this morning of me doing 4 push-ups which I can’t seem to share here. I wanted you to see what “I can’t” turned into. There’s nothing great about 4 push-ups, unless you know what it took to get to 4. What do you think you’re capable of? What is currently an, “I can’t” for you? Trust me, if I can now do 4 push-ups, ANYTHING is possible for you! What is your “I can”? Come on, we can do this!!!