Today I would like to talk to you about the word can’t. It is a word many of us have been told to take out of our vocabulary, but for some reason it keeps sneaking back in. I would like talk about a recent accomplishment I had that the word can’t entered my mind many times, but I knew it wasn’t an option. Then I will tell you how “can’t” relates to finances.
I know I stated in a previous post how I had completed one of the hardest things in my life with the Reno Tahoe Odyssey. Yesterday I completed something far tougher then the Reno Tahoe Odyssey. I completed the Tahoe City Xterra Triathlon in Tahoe City, CA. It was the toughest and most physically challenging thing I have ever done. It was my first Triathlon. For those that don’t know what an Xterra Triathlon consists of, it is a 1 mile swim, 22 mile mountain bike ride and a 6 mile trail run. I constantly told my self that quitting wasn’t an option. It is truly amazing to see what your mind and body can accomplish when you tell it that. Enough about myself. What does the word can’t and finances have in common?
I hear many people say that they can’t get out from under their debt. That is not true. If you work hard enough and change your lifestyle you can make it happen. It may take time, but don’t say you can’t do it. The same applies with savings. Many people will say they can’t save anything because there is no money left at the end of the month. That is not true. If you can put away ten dollars a month that is saving something and overtime it will add up. It may take some lifestyle changes which will be hard at first, but overtime they will become second nature. So don’t tell yourself you can’t do something because there is always a way. The word can’t will only hold you back from so many accomplishments.
Have you accomplished something that you didn’t think you could? If so, what was it? I would love to read about in a comment below.