Has “You Can Do It” Become a Cliché?

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Many of us have probably heard this phrase “You can do it” on many occasions. Yes, sure you can, but one wonders why this phrase is becoming more popular than it was previously. Is it because people are tired of saying, “you can’t do it”? And in their effort to be positive they have decided to find another way of pushing us back by saying “you can do it” even when they know you will never do it because that’s the trending phrase now.

This is common among people who have no idea of what they’re talking about, but they just want to be positive. They inadvertently lie because they don’t have enough knowledge to conclude whether you can or you can’t do it.

If “you can do it” has not become a cliché, then people should ask about one’s passion first then suggest guidelines to actually make things happen.

Do you want to become a writer? Yes, you can do it, but you must have passion for it and write more frequently to hone your skill.

Do you want to become the next Kung Fu master? Yes, you can do it, but you must have passion for it and train harder than everyone else.

Do you want to become a lawyer? Yes, you can do it, but you must have passion for it, study hard in law school and practice in front of the mirror every morning defending yourself.

Has “you can do it” become a cliché? Yes, but don’t underestimate the power of positive reinforcement or the power of suggestion. The phrase “you can do it” may be a cliché, but you truly can do it with enough passion and determination plus a good guideline that will help you achieve your goal.

Passion, persistence, plus guidelines will help you make things happen, and yes, you can do it.

-MOAB © 2014

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