Why not? is a great question to ask. The sister of one of my good friends asked it years ago. When she was a child she asked her mother if she could take dance lessons. Her mother said, “You can’t dance your whole life.” As a result, she didn’t take dance lessons and never became a dancer.
As she reflected on that episode from her younger years, the woman said: “I now wish I would have said, why not?” Indeed, why not?
Has anyone told you that you can’t do something? I hope your response was, “Why not?”
- Why can’t I take off on a year long trip through all fifty states?
- Why can’t I write a book?
- Why can’t I paint pictures?
- Why can’t I act?
- Why can’t I become a full time musician?
What is it that you should say “Why not?” to today?