Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
Realize That “I Can’t” Usually Means “I Won’t”
All of us, at some time or another, have felt the limiting power of “I can’t.” Even when we really want something, and even if that something is within our power, those two simple words can prevent it from happening. When you find yourself saying “I can’t” look deeper to see if you’re making another excuse. If you look honestly, you will usually find that your words, “I can’t” actually mean “I could, but I won’t for this or that reason.” For instance, “I can’t do well in school” might easily mean, “I could do well in school, but I won’t put in the time and effort to study.” When you become willing to say “I can,” you find the power to carry it out from your Silent Master within.