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You can't do that

Often when we embark on a new endeavor, launching a business, writing a book, learning something new, etc., there will be people in our lives that will say,

"You can't do that."

Most often, these voices are from the people that are closest to us. ⁣They were for me.

When people doubt the work you're doing towards accomplishing your goals, they're merely showing you their perceptions of how the world works and their own limitations within that world.

Here's 12 things I think people are really saying when they say you can't do something.

    1. I'm afraid to try.

    2. I don't know how.

    3. I'm jealous/envious.

    4. Don't leave me here.

    5. Don't leave the box I've put you in.

    6. I'll be alone, you'll forget about me.

    7. I want to go with you, but I'm afraid.

    8. Your success is a mirror of my failure.

    9. I'm going to lose the version of you that I like.

    10. Your success is highlighting my failures as a person.

    11. You're showing me where I'm falling short of my own expectations.

    12. I'm afraid my fears and inadequacies will be reflected back to me through your success

    13. BONUS REFRAME QUESTION

    "How do you know what I can do if neither of us has ever tried?"
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