Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right. ~Henry Ford
I spend a lot of my time interacting with a many different people. This provides an opportunity to see a lot of different perspectives. Themes begin to emerge. One theme, I have noticed for quite some time, is quite subtle. It’s how we tend to start our thinking. Due to economic and other challenges most people seem to start their thinking with:
Why we can’t.
It’s definitive, it’s clear, and it acknowledges the limitations of the current environment. It’s also very limiting and pessimistic. But then there are others (and I like to think I am in this group) that start their thinking with:
Why can’t we?
Same words, but totally different flavor. It’s open to possibilities. It has hope. It’s not as definitive and it’s optimistic.
Same words, but totally different perspective. Sure we are facing challenges, but why let them limit us? Let’s keep looking for ways we can get things done and not limit ourselves.
Just a simple thought that can make a big difference.
Personally, I am going to use the second phrase to inspire me to blog more often. Sure the posts will not be perfect. But why can’t I?