Make Your “Can’t List” – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday March 4, 2009

Today’s Affirmation:

“Each and every day I am learning how magnificent life can be and how magnificent I can be.”
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lightning11Here is a great exercise to help you identify those thoughts and habits that are holding you back. Make a ‘Can’t list”.

Why? Before you can really use affirmations or other tools to change negative or limiting thoughts, you have to know what those thoughts are. That allows you to target the specific thoughts that are holding you back in the activity or area of life you want to improve.

It’s easy to do. Over the next few days, do the following:

  1. Keep a notepad nearby.
  2. Pay attention to your thoughts and write down every “I can’t” thought you have.
  3. Tick mark each thought to track how many times you have that thought.
  4. Track the circumstances when are having the thought.

After two or three days, review your list. Ask yourself the following questions.

  1. Is there a pattern? Are the thoughts focused on specific things?
  2. Do you have them in certain circumstances?
  3. Do they occur at certain parts of the day?
  4. Do they occur when you are tired or worked up?

The key is to become aware of what you are regularly telling yourself you cannot do. We often do not realize how many times a day we think “can’t” or the impact that has on our ability to accomplish things.

This will allow you to use affirmations to replace the can’t thoughts with “can” thoughts. As your thoughts change, your actions change. As your actions change, your results change.

Make your “Can’t List” today so you can be on your way to your CAN!

Stay inspired!


2009 Affirmation:

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”


Published by

Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

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