Can’t vs Won’t – Douglas Vermeeren
I have often heard people say that they just can’t be successful. They then share a list of reasons why it’s just too tough to be successful beginning with everything from their upbringing to education to resources to a lack of opportunities.
Upon closer examination the ideas they share are all excuses. They actually are no different than a lot of the obstacles other people who have achieved success before them have faced and overcome.
The real reason why these people ‘can’t’ get to the success they want is the word ‘won’t.’ They won’t do it and it’s not a matter of circumstances it’s a matter of laziness.
It’s much easier for some people to share excuses than it is to take action. When you take action not only is there the prospect of hard work, there is also the possibility that things may not work out as you had hoped for. That could me embarrassment, loss and even some pain. (I do want to point out that pain is last on the list. It is very rare that a failure actually brings high levels of pain with it. And we will talk about that in a future post. Most of the time there is ZERO physical pain, but a degree of mental discomfort as you realize that you fell short of your goal.) One of the things that most people don’t realize is that when they fall short they miss seeing the progress that they actually did make.
So the next time you are on the fence about whether you are going to move forward towards your goals ask what’s keeping you from getting started. Is it really that you ‘can’t’ or is it that you ‘won’t?’
Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.
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