The power of using I can’t vs. I don’t has changed my life.
I’ve found this information from Maire Forleo several months ago. It was about the time when I started looking into intermittent fasting. I was already getting results following a low-carb diet.
The idea of I can’t vs. I don’t help to clarify why the low-carb diet (or any other diet for that matter works).
It’s about making a conscious decision that ultimately gets you to the goals you have set for yourself. Marie says…
“It’s been reported that between 40-45% of our daily lives are run by our habits, which is why it’s so important to make sure our habits serve us.
Bad habits not only cripple our goal setting efforts but also sink our self-confidence.
At any given time, most of us have at least one bad habit we’d like to break. At a minimum, we’d all like to be better at resisting temptation.
Maybe you want to stop eating a certain comfort food that you know isn’t good for you, stop skipping your workouts, or stop constantly checking social media during your dedicated writing time.
No matter what bad habit you want to break, there’s a genius two-word fix that can increase your chances of success by up to 8X.”
“I don’t” has been magical for me. I use it to reinforce my decisions about dieting and business.
Try it out for a day. See how you feel when you tell yourself “I don’t”. It’s an empowering statement. All from two tiny little words.
Repetition and Reminding are how the inner critic changes.
Peace & Love,
You can see Marie Forleo’s blog post and video Breaking Bad Habits over at MarieForleo.com