Overcoming, “I Can’t Because…”

Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.
5 min readFeb 29, 2024

Understanding The Psychology

I meet a lot of Talented people.

It is not uncommon for me to tell them that they could turn their talents into a career or business if they wanted to.

However, there are many times that I met with, “I can’t because…”

There are a wide variety of Reasons that people will give me, and often they are legitimate Reasons.

Reasons aren’t “always” legitimate, but I know the Challenges of the world today and I know how difficult Life can be.

If they don’t want to pursue that path, that I get.

But my words today are for those who “would” like to pursue whatever path that they say they can’t pursue.

The immediate response of, “I can’t because…” is extremely problematic.

Now, again, I’m not saying that whatever Reasons you have are not legitimate.

You may very well have real legitimate Obstacles that exist currently.

The problem though is “how” we say things.

See, if our “immediate” response is something, we are not questioning it, we are not considering it, we are not thinking it through.



Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.

Founder of the Leadership Guide, helping Entrepreneurs, C-Suite Executives and Business Owners unlock their Heroic Potential, and Evolve into Legendary Leaders