List of ‘Can’t’ Do Vs List of ‘Can Do’

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Public Speaking | 29 comments


Something happened that day around 4:00 AM in the morning, which is worth sharing with you. I get up every day around 4:00 AM, then fall asleep within 10 minutes. 

When I Took Zicky For A Walk?

Actually, my dog Zicky has a habit of going out around 4:00 AM, to empty his bladder. So that day around 4:00 AM, he was barking, and I took him, and I said okay, let me go out. 

I took him outside and then me and Zicky, we both noticed that there is a dog sitting down and she is crying. Now we know this dog. The kids in the society have given a name to her, Fluffy. 

Fluffy Was Crying

But she was crying that day and crying a lot, and she was crying in pain because as a dog lover I know when they cry in pain and when they cry in something else. But she was crying in pain.

List of Can’t Do(s)

For a moment me and Zicky both were standing there. We stood almost for four to five minutes and in that four to five minutes, I was thinking, I couldn’t do anything for her. Maybe she was crying because she ate something wrong. Maybe because of a stomach ache, or maybe she was hit by something, I don’t know but she was in pain, but I was feeling that I can’t do anything. 

It’s like what I can do, I’m not a doctor. I can’t do diagnosis and we both decided to move. I took Zicky to the regular place where he, everyday, empties his bladder. Again, we came back and when we were coming back, we both were looking at her. The same dog was crying in pain. Then we reached home, and as usual, we closed the door and we both slept. But when I was sleeping, I was thinking that in four to five minutes I made a huge list of things which I can’t do in that situation but there may be something that I can do, what I can do in that situation. 

List of Can Do

The first thing I can do is I can go down and give her water. I stood up, took the water and then as usual my dog Zicky, he also stood up with me and then we both went down. We gave her water. I then came up and then I thought, what else can I do? Of course, I had a big list of things which I can’t do. maybe a short list of things which I can do. Then I thought I can give food also. So, I had some dog food, I had some dog biscuits. I took— I then got up, again, my dog got up with me. We both went down and then we gave food to her. 

Fluffy Calmed Down

And surprisingly, I noticed, when I opened the window after some time. This time she was not crying. She was sleeping. In the morning, I saw she was absolutely okay, playing in the garden. But I learned that in these kinds of situations, most of the time we are very quick in making the list of things which we can’t do, but in any kind of situation, no matter how painful, how difficult, how different, that situation is, there’s always something which we can do. It’s all about taking two small actions, in these kinds of situations rather than doing nothing. 

This is Praveen Wadalkar signing out, until we meet again with a new story.

29 Comments

  1. Omkar Singh

    Very well said Praveen, this is helpful in almost every situation we may face dilemma

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      • Kamalakanta Sahu

        Great Praveen Sir.
        I am receiving your story at 10:00 AM. Incredible and discipline. Thank you for sharing this type of beautiful story with learning mantras.

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  2. Shekhar Aley

    Rightly said.

    We should find out solutions in every problem instead of avoiding or not addressing.

    Thanks for sharing the inspiring story.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thank you for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚

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  3. Gopala krishnan

    Good message in the story

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

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  4. Jayanta Ghosh

    Thanks a lot for sharing .. very inspiring.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

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    • Ignatius Hansdak

      Sir,
      The story is small may be insignificant for some but the message is big

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  5. Rajoo Prakash

    Amazing! Thought!

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  6. D Srinivasarao

    I Always inspired by Your stories praveen sir. And I learnt something new in my life after reading, watching yours speech in day to day life. Thank you….

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

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      • Jitendra

        Really Praveen, you shared such a thing which we always faced but can’t do anything and realise after a long time…

        Now I learnt a lot in my life.
        Thanks for sharing for your stories..

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  7. Jayanta Ghosh

    Thanks a lot for sharing.. very inspiring..

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  8. Supriya.S

    It’s very true sir… The list if things in ‘can’t do’ is more than the list in ‘can do’. Slowly i have to sort out things. I have become an admirer of your speech.

    After attending your 4 methods to public speaking, I am getting lot of offers to speak… Hehe…I didn’t imagine that I have this talent in me… Thank you for bringing it out…

    God bless you sir.. Expecting more such informations and stories from you…keep rocking.. as always.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts 😊

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  9. Ganesh Jamadade

    You are so creative Praveen sir,
    You told simple story but in your magical way

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts 😊

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  10. Shyam Sundar Thakur

    Thank you so much sir sharing such an inspiring story. In life, we should not be problem giver rather always one should try to be solution giver in any situation.

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  11. shubham raghav

    nice story sir very valuable

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts 😊

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  12. Swarnalatha

    True we can do lot of things. This story was thought provoking.Hats of to you

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your kind words😊

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  13. Bhavika

    Superb…Touching my heart…truly… I am inspired too…Thanks so much

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  14. Tulika Rohatgi

    thank you for sharing this story.Sometimes in life we become so within ourselves that we forget small things in life,,,thanks for reminding

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

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