May I Just Say… (about “It can be done”)

What does it mean when someone tells you “It can be done”? Does it mean anything more or different from “it can’t be done”? (*)

When you hear someone say “it can be done,” you should immediately ask “and are we doing it?” That will accomplish two things.

If the answer is yes, you’ve confirmed that it can be done. Good, we can all feel good about ourselves.

If the answer is no, then you know what your work is, and then the one you’ve been asking, knows what her work is.

 

(*) Only think of Obama’s “Yes, We Can”. Well? Did we?

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