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“Realize That “I Can’t” Usually Means “I Won’t,”

“Realize That “I Can’t” Usually Means “I Won’t,”


Every day, I benefit a lot from the messages I receive from my mentor, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim. 

Recently, I was working on an important project, and I kept hitting road blocks. The word CAN’T was resounding in my head:

I can’t do this; I don’t have time…

I can’t do this; I am too tired…

I can’t do this; I am not familiar how to…

I can’t do this on and on!

Then I remembered, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s message, “Realize That “I Can’t” Usually Means “I Won’t,” from The Silent Master Book, page 35.

With just the title of the page, I have reminded the difference between FACT vs. EXCUSES. Instantly, I recognized that it is not true that “I can’t,” the truth it, my old habit of putting up excuses was dominating me at the time.  As soon as I recognized this, I switched gear. I put my foot down and said; I can do this!

I watch how quickly I started to come up with the ideas on how to complete the project that I was working on and at the same time, I was shocked that I felt re-energized!

This experience taught me how important it is that we pay attention to what we say in our mind and what we choose to believe. I also learned that instead of focusing on the problem that I should concentrate more on the solution.

Thank you, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, for your inspiring messages that help through the day!

About The Author

Nabi White

My name is Nabi White. I have been so blessed to train for 10 years under Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, who is not only my teacher but also my mentor, life coach, spiritual guidance and someone who made a difference and continues to make a difference in my life. Before I started training, I had no purpose in life. I was not only weak physically, but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I felt hopeless. Countless of times, I attempted to commit suicide. Thankfully, one day, I met Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, and I started training at Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy. At first, I never thought I would be training in Martial Arts. But I found out that Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s teaching is not only about punching and kicking. Her teaching helps me to become strong and get to know my true potentials. She also guides me to achieve my dreams and goals. Whenever I face challenges in life, her motto, “He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me,” gives me the strength to never give up! My goal is to be able to make a difference in peoples’ lives, the way my Mentor, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim made a difference in my life.

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