When you discover that you can’t do something, rather than feeling resigned that you’ll never be able to do it, try the reframe “I can’t do it… yet.”
You can do this with any of your fitness or non-fitness-related goals. For example:
I can’t do double unders… yet.
I can’t do a handstand… yet.
I can’t do 10 consecutive burpees… yet.
I can’t run a 5k, write a book, live my dream lifestyle… yet.
This reframe gives you room to grow and helps get rid of that feeling that a challenge is impossible.
If you can’t do something you want to be able to do, you likely just haven’t put in enough time or effort to get there yet. The more challenging the goal, the harder you’ll have to work for it.
It all starts with a growth mindset (This means you typically believe that no matter where you’re starting from, you can improve). From there, it takes the right goal-setting techniques, developing and cultivating grit, and embracing failure as part of the process.
You’re not there… yet.
Wherever you’re at, keep going.