“…but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of `you can't' once and for all.” – Vincent Van Gogh🌻
The word “Can’t” seems to symbolise negativity by placing an invisible wall in your path.
We are constantly saying we can’t do things. Especially inside our heads. Every time you hear that voice within your mind say “You can’t …” kindly ask yourself.
Why the hell not? What information are you building this definitive word off? Why “can’t” I?
The word is usually not generated from concrete information but rather our own self-doubt.
Even when we do say something positive we sometimes say:
I can draw, but only stick men.
I can sing, but not very well.
I can read, but I’m not good with words.
Why do we feel the need to include the negative? Is it to make us feel safe or justified in a possible instance that someone doesn’t agree or understand? or because we don’t want to sound TOO proud? “Can’t” only rationalises your ability to not try.
“Can” offers opportunities to aspire and refine.
You deserve to be proud of your passions and interests.
In honour of mental health awareness week I will be posting a Vincent Van Gogh quote each day. I hope to bring positivity and light to anyone that is experiencing negative thoughts that are harder to escape at this time.
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