Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Beware of the Can'ts, They're Contagious

Can'ts are like flu viruses.  They're highly contagious.  If you're not careful, you may end up sick.  Use caution when you encounter someone suffering from "can'ts" disease.  They're usually stuck living in the past and have trouble moving forward.  Here are some familiar symptoms:

  • Lethargy
  • Lack of enthusiasm
  • Slumped shoulders
  • Tardiness
  • Poor work performance
  • Negative attitude
You can spot these victims by listening to their words which are highly toxic and can spread rapidly throughout organizations if they're not quarantined.   If you listen to what these victims say, you will hear the word can't spew from their mouth.  It sounds like this:

"I can't do that because I'm blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah."  The blahs are the excuses they spit out about their can'ts disease.  They say they're too young, too old, too poor, too busy, too tired or too weak to handle the task at hand.

Immunize yourself.  Stay away from the can'ts sufferers.  If you must be around them, show them by your own example how easy it is to be cured.  It's simple – remove the 't from can't.  Can't becomes can.  The symptoms disappear.  Victims are suddenly able to become unstuck.  Companies thrive.  Maybe we should offer tee shirts for those who overcome can'ts disease.  How about something like, "I'm a can'ts survivor."  What a way to spread the cure to others.  Have a great day.

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