You Can’t Do It

The simple switch: Think “I can” instead of “I can’t.”

BP's Fuel For Thought

Has anyone ever told you that you can’t do something?  Some have been told they would never walk or talk again.  Many have been told that they cannot succeed and cannot become great.  Others have been told to just give up.  I don’t know why, but people try to put limitations on us.  Over the years, people have been wrong about so many things.  Here are a few examples:

  • “Theoretically, television may be feasible, but I consider it an impossibility—a development which we should waste little time dreaming about.” Lee de Forest, 1926, inventor of the cathode ray tube.
  •  “We don’t think the Beatles will do anything in their market. Guitar groups are on their way out.”  Recording company expert, 1962.
  • “I think there is a world market for about five computers.”  Thomas J. Watson, 1943, Chairman of the Board of IBM.

Some of us may not have a great…

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