Lately, “I can’t” is the mantra that has been banging around the corners of my brain. When a task or project or work assignment sounds difficult, I hear and believe, “I can’t”. When I see a chance to do the right thing but it might make me uncomfortable, I hear and believe, “I can’t”. When I get excited about something I’ve been wanting to do but the reality of accomplishing it seems too overwhelming, I hear and believe, “I can’t”.

So I don’t. Or I do, but it’s half of what it could’ve been.

Is this how I want to live my life? No. But it’s easier. What a terrible thing this mantra is. And combined with the deceiving promise of comfort/laziness, it is nearly impossible to resist.

But someone else comes along and says, “you can”. I don’t believe it but I will try for today.