Daily Archives: July 13, 2011

Don’t Say Can’t!

Don’t Say Can’t

By Alan Stein edited by Darrell Barber

The absolute worst 4 letter word in the English language is ‘can’t. Can’t is disempowering. ‘Can’t slows progress. Can’t stunts success.

If you want to be successful, on or off the court, you need to eliminate can’t from you vocabulary when referring to things you have 100% control over… such as attitude, effort, and focus.

Don’t tell me you ‘can’t eat breakfast because you’re not hungry.’

Or you ‘can’t make 300 shots a day because you don’t have someone to rebound for you.’  Or you ‘can’t do another pull-up because your arms are tired.’

We both know that is BS! You can always do more than you think you can.  Instead, just be honest with yourself, and say won’t.

“I won’t eat breakfast, I won’t make 300 shots, and I won’t do another pull-up.”

Changes the perspective, huh?

Do you think you have any shot at being successful if you won’t do those types of things?

 Not a chance!!!