Can’t VS Won’t

Forget the title of this post. What I really wanted to call it was, “Can’t verses I don’t feel like it”.

Too often I hear people around me talking about what they can’t do. Yet in reality, it’s really about what they don’t want to do.

When I think about my grandmother, she is someone who can’t do for herself any longer. She can no longer walk, speak, eat, sit, stand – all the things we take for granted – she can no longer do these things for herself. So When I see someone who is able, and capable – and they say they can’t – I realize it’s that they don’t want to, they don’t feel like it.

It’s not that we can’t loose the weight, its that we don’t feel like eating healthy or exercising, or meal prepping.

I’ve said that English is a hard language to learn because people do not us their vocabulary to its full potential. We misuse words and get upset when people don’t understand us.

So the next time you say you can’t do something – think again, and own the fact that you just don’t feel like it.

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