When I was a kid, my mom would often say “can’t never did nothin'”.
Whenever I catch myself falling prey to the “I can’ts”, I challenge myself to counter with “I can by…”. Sometimes what it takes isn’t the choice I want to make so I still may end up not doing it, but it’s not because I “can’t”.
You can do anything you put your heart and mind to! Believe that. Own that. Visualize what you want, even if you don’t have a clear picture of it at first or any idea how it could be possible.
The life I have now is BETTER than the life I yearned for growing up. People and experiences are coming my way that I never thought possible. I wake up in the morning and think “I love my life!”. I hope you feel the same way!
If not, know that it’s possible for you too! All you have to do is clear the clutter of your mind and put your heart’s desire out into the world, open to whatever opportunities come your way. Embrace the process. When you recognize negative thoughts come in (e.g. judging what little progress you’ve made or where you’re not…), bat them away, clear them out, immediately, and replace them with something positive (e.g. I’m making progress, I’m grateful for…, FAIL=First Attempt At Learning).
Be grateful for where you are at every moment because it’s the stage for the next great thing to come your way!