No matter where I go, I hear people say, “You can’t do that here,” in reference to many of the management concepts we share in our presentations, our newsletters and our PCC Updates. In most cases, there are people within 100 miles of them doing exactly what they say cannot be done. Most of the “can’t do that here” people are slowly but surely going broke as the cost of inputs continues to increase.
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t – you are right.” This is as true today as it ever was. For the most part, we are limited only by what we think we can and cannot do. The “can-do” people will always have a competitive advantage over the “can’t do that here” people. Those who believe something cannot be done are often pushed aside by those who are already doing it.