Seeing What’s Possible

I’ve never given out homework before, so this post will be a first.

Here’s your assignment.

Sit down with a piece of paper and a pen.

Now close your eyes and visualize some change you want to make.

Open your eyes, pick up the pen and take one minute to write down all the endings you can think of to the sentence, “I can’t make the change I want because…”

How many sentence endings did you write?

Let’s go again, but this time take one minute to write down all the endings you can think of to the sentence, “I can make the change I want because…”

How many “I can” endings did you write?

If you had more “I can”  than “I can’t” endings, please accept my congratulations.  You’re on your way to driving the change you want, because your belief is winning out over your fear.

If you had more “I can’t” than “I can” endings, start over and repeat until your “I can” side wins.  You must practice seeing more of what’s possible than what’s against you because success comes to those who say “I can.”

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2 thoughts on “Seeing What’s Possible

  • September 28, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I hope you’re not handing out grades…

    I have one item (more than one, but this particular on drives me insane) that I want to change. We have a large segment of our workforce that doesn’t have access to electronic information. It is unbelievable to me that we are in the Knowledge Era but we intentionally restrict the knowledge to our employees.

    Anyway, for this particular change, my can’ts are still outnumbering my can’s, but I’ll keep trying 😉

  • September 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Great item for change Mike! It’s something that needs to be remedied and the sooner the better. It’s tough cause it will take tech and culture changes to happen. Keep on pushing.

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