When our 2.5 year old has difficulty with a task, he will exclaim, “I can’t know how!”
He, of course, means that he doesn’t know how, but I have found myself thinking about the comical phrase that he does use.
Too often, we operate implicitly out of the assumption that we can’t know how to do something. (That challenge in front of me… it is… impossible!)
Except, in almost every case, it isn’t impossible. Yes, I might have to change how I dedicate my time. And, yes, I may have to take some vulnerable risks and show up consistently with emotional endurance.
If I do those things, I realize that I can, in fact, know how.