I Don't Know How To Do That...Yet

If I was only allowed to follow one person on Twitter, Jon Acuff (@JonAcuff) might be it. He is funny, honest, witty, insightful and challenging. You never know what you are going to get from him but it is probably really good.

He had a gem the other day that made me laugh out loud and also made me question myself. Short story is there was a squirrel that had a very long tooth, and a lady found a YouTube video on how to cut it to give the poor thing a chance at survival. I can't do it justice, you have to take a look and see the pictures for yourself.


What really got me though is Jon's comments:
The next time someone tells me “I don’t know how to do something,” I’m going to tell them, “If someone can find videos on YouTube for how to trim squirrel teeth, you can find what you’re looking for, too.”
It made me think about all of the times that we limit ourselves. We either tell ourselves that we can't do something or we believe too much about what other people are saying about us. Yes, each of us have things that we can't do, but we need to add the word "yet" to the end of the sentence. Just because we haven't done something doesn't mean we can't do something. If you want something, don't let anyone tell you that you can't, especially yourself.  Jannet Talbott didn't know how to trim squirrel teeth...yet. She didn't let the fact that she didn't know how to stop her from taking action. What is the thing that you tell yourself that you need to put a "yet" on? Now go do it, the person standing in your way is probably you.

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