This week I want to touch on something which many of us do, often unintentionally, and sometimes without even noticing – and that is procrastinating.

Many of us use excuses to put off, and procrastinate, on things which are important to us, and this tendency often shows itself through two simple words;

“I can’t”. 

And, “I can’t”, can often be translated to – “I won’t”.

“I won’t” is what we are really saying – because more times than not, we are perfectly capable of doing whatever it is that needs to be done.  However, our preference is often to focus on something else; something easier, something more enjoyable.

Saying “I can’t”, makes us feel like it is an impossibility, rather than a choice,

If you try it yourself right now, say “I can’t” and then “I won’t”, about something you have been putting off.  You will immediately see that the choice is being made by you, and there is no reason why it cannot be done.

By continuing to say “I can’t”, we are expressing to ourselves that we have no say over our own lives.

The simple phrase “I won’t” is in itself much more empowering. 

Whatever it is you are speaking about, you are deliberately contemplating what is a higher priority to you.

It can be a difficult thing to learn how to prioritise, and how to empower ourselves mentally, but this small phrase can make all the difference.

Think about this next time you know in the back of your mind that you haven’t got around to your daily meditation – remember that by putting it off, you are not prioritising something which is truly important to you.

Next time you think, or are about to say “I can’t”, replace it with “I won’t” and see what happens.