Why do we say what we can’t do?
I can’t come because…
I can’t do x it’s not our policy…
I can’t do that, I haven’t got the resources…
I can’t, I’m busy…
Is it can’t or won’t?
If it is can’t, would ‘unable’ be better language?
And why announce it?
I saw a lovely LinkedIn post last week where someone was celebrating achieving a professional qualification.
It had taken them three years working evenings and weekends and they were feeling really proud.
Right in the middle of the comments was this: ‘I couldn’t do a ……. as I don’t have the time’
Why even write that?
I think it’s that sneaky human need for significance. What do you think?
How about a couple of days focusing on what we can do.
PS If we’re not connected on LinkedIn, we should be. Here’s my profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelheppell
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