You Can. I Can. We Can. Learn to cook.

I don’t cook.

I can’t cook.

I never cooked.

Don’t, cant, never. Look at those words. Look at the negativity.

Recently I changed my outlook towards cooking.

I do cook.

I can cook.

I cook breakfast every week.

My friend Jerry Trimble tells me, never to use that word (can’t). Your brain hears it and your brain accepts it. Lets take it out of our vocabulary.

We CAN and WILL do anything we want to do.

Cooking is a small example but the principle applies to anything whether it be climbing Everest or cooking a pizza. We CAN do it and we WILL do it if we want to.

Opinions of people we trust are important but be careful with other people’s opinions. Some are not useful. Constructive feedback is important. Negative opinions are useless.

You CAN do whatever you want. Get advise, but be wary of the naysayers. Maybe even cut them out of your life. That’s seems extreme but there have been people in my life that I cut off because they were negative influences. Sometimes its ok to be selfish.

Go out and do what you want to do. Achieve what you want to achieve because you can and do not listen to the naysayers.

The person who says it is impossible should not interrupt the person doing it.

Anyway, back to the cooking, I used to have resistance then one day I decided I would cook breakfast once a month. This quickly became a weekly thing.

I started easy with scrambled eggs on toast from Gordon Ramsay’s YouTube channel and I blew myself away. I couldn’t believe it. Yes it was a simple recipe but so what. I put my all into it and did it again and again until I perfected it. Then I moved onto pancakes and then avocado toast. Gordon again. The pancakes are excellent but the avocado toast is probably the best avocado toast I have ever had. I am not writing here to brag, I simply followed the steps and used the ingredients, but I am here to show you that a man who never cooked regularly for about 35 years can whip up the most excellent food by just finding the right tools and instructions.

The same applies to anything. So go out and do it. What ever it is you want. Climb a mountain, travel the world, write a book, start a podcast, learn to memorize a deck of cards in random order. Whatever floats your boat, put the pieces in place and get out there and do it.

Say goodbye to the negative opinions and embrace the positivity. Most of all, have fun and do what you love.



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