Wednesday, September 21, 2011

An Offensive Four-Letter Word

Well, okay. Some of you might say it. But you better NEVER say it when I’m in the room. I might have to hurt you.

Can’t.

Seriously? In my opinion, this four-letter-word is worse than the worst curse word. It’s self depreciating, self destructive, and just plain wrong because there is no such thing. So just don’t say it.

If ever you find you need a different word with which to replace this other naughty one, try these instead: Won’t, shouldn’t, am not allowed, illegal, it’s wrong, I’m afraid, incapable, don’t want to.

The truth: 
YOU CAN.

Doesn’t matter what it is, it can be done, and by you. But first you have to believe in yourself.

That is all.

6 comments:

John Waverly said...

I can't stop myself. I must leave a comment on this post. (hee hee)

Sorry for the language there.

Thanks for the motivation. Keep up the good work.

Angie said...

Yep. "I can't" usually means "I won't." I have to remind myself of that!

J.R. Johansson said...

So true. I think this may be something I need to work on lately. Hopefully I haven't used it too much around you. I'll pay more attention if I see you start to cringe. ;-)

Riv Re said...

I think I can, I think I can, I KNOW I can...
nail jelly to the wall
and...
slam a revolving door.

Carolyn V said...

True. And that's the hardest thing to do at times.

CL Beck, author said...

Loved this post. Short, sweet and powerful. "Can't" truly is a bad thing to believe in.