You Have to Give up “I Can’t”

The phrase I can’t is the most powerful force of negation in the human psyche.

If you are going to be successful, you need to give up the phrase “I can’t” and all of its cousins, such as “I wish I were able to.” The words I can’t actually disempower you. They actually make you weaker when you say them. In Jack’s seminars, He uses a technique called Kinesiology to test people’s muscle strength as they say different phrases. He has them put their left arm out to their side, and he pushes down on it with his left hand to see what their normal strength is. Then he has them pick something they think they can’t do, such as I can’t play the piano, and say it out loud. He then pushes down on their arm again. It is always weaker. Then he has them say, “I can do it,” and their arm is stronger.
Your brain is designed to solve any problem and reach any goal that you give it. The words you think and say actually affect your body. We see that in toddlers. When you were a toddler, there was no stopping you. You thought you could climb up on anything. No barrier was too big for you to attempt to overcome. But little by little, your sense of invincibility is conditioned out of you by the emotional and physical abuse that you receive from your family, friends, and teachers, until you no longer believe you can.

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