I asked him to sit down. Then I asked him to
try and get out of the chair. Of course you know he stood up.
We repeated the exercise. Try to stand
up. After several attempts at trying he finally realized that
you cant try. You either do it or you dont.
There are three words I never let students use around
me. Try, Cant and Wont. We just
covered Try. When you say that you cant do
something, youre really telling me that you are unwilling. By saying
wont means that youre going to dig your heels in
and that you want to be right regardless of the outcome.
Think about it, how many times do you use those
words in your own speaking? Those three words are a setup to failure. You
actually set yourself up to fail before you even begin when you use those
words. Youre actually pre-programming yourself to fail.