I love this quote. I quote Henry Ford every time I hear that C-word. It rings so true for me.
As long as you are saying that you Can't, you will be right because you haven't allowed for the possibility of Can. And as long as you are saying you Can, that possibility is always there.
Another quote from Henry Ford that I love is "Failure is just an opportunity to try again."
The other day I was trying to figure something out on MS Word. After hours of failing, I had my 12yro shaking his head. "Mom, you could have typed that entire document longhand by this time. Why are you still trying to get it to duplicate?"
I ignored my son's advice and eventually did figure out what I wanted to. Now, I not only have the document the way I want it, but I also have a new skill I can use in other documents.
So, next time your brain is spouting CAN'T, take that T off and start TRYING. (See what I did there?)
How do you combat negative thoughts when you feel discouraged?
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)