I once wrote about how we surrender a lot of power to “Can’t.”

Seth Godin’s recent post is a good follow up to this.

…people confuse cynicism with realism, and are afraid to say “can”. They’d rather say ‘might’ or even ‘probably won’t’.

Just about everything worth doing is worth doing because it’s important and because the odds are against you. If they weren’t, then anyone could do it, so don’t bother.

So let’s add “might” and “probably won’t” to the cast of characters that shouldn’t have starring roles in your everyday narrative.


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