1. possession of the means or skill to do something.
When I say that I can’t do something, I usually mean that the task is more difficult than I’m currently willing to work for, or more often that the task will be uncomfortable in some way, and I’m not willing to endure.
This usually has nothing to do with my actual ability, specifically or in general.
This way of thinking has held me back, allowed me to hold myself back. This has allowed me to limit myself, without trying. Avoiding exposure (real and imagined), avoiding “eminent” failure.
Usually this line of thinking is followed with some rationalization that’s been perfectly curated.
This has become a frustrating routine.
At this point, the only shocking part of this whole process, is that things never improve (circumstances or myself), unless I break the pattern and try.
I’m not the only one, here’s another great article – https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2013/04/22/is-comfort-holding-you-back/#6be9649d74d4