As some of you know, I am not averse to peppering in four-letter words on occasion. But the absolute worst four-letter word in the English language is 'can't.'
'Can't' is disempowering. 'Can't' slows progress. 'Can't' stunts success.
If you want to be successful, on or off the court, you need to eliminate 'can't' from your vocabulary when referring to things you have 100 percent control over... such as attitude, effort, and focus.
Don't tell me you can't eat breakfast because you're not hungry. Or you can't make 300 shots a day because you don't have someone to rebound for you. Or you can't do another pull-up because your arms are tired.
We both know that is baloney! You can always do more than you think you can.
Instead, just be honest with yourself, and say 'won't.'
"I won't eat breakfast, I won't make 300 shots, and I won't do another pull-up."
Changes the perspective, huh?
Do you think you have any shot at being successful if you 'won't' do those types of things?
Not a chance.