3Can’t vs. Can

One of the most important steps to overcoming obstacles is changing one’s language. Out of a desire to help other people move forward, I’ve often written about my struggles with depression on my blog. Because of this willingness to be open, I get a lot of emails from people asking for help, and I give advice whenever possible. Every now and then, I’ll get pushback emails splattered with one of my least favorite words in the English language—can’t.

I can’t do that. I just can’t. I’ve already tried and failed.I can’t. I can’t talk to anybody. I can’t overcome this.I can’t believe that things will ever get better. I can’t.I can’t. I can’t. I CAN’T!

And in the end, I have to agree with them. They can’t do it. But it’s probably not ...

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