How many reasons did you instantly come up with for why you can't? I bet there are plenty: weather, traffic, time, comfort, being a huge wuss...
It's not so much that you can't, as you won't.
No, I'm not going to lecture you about riding to work every day. I could, and I do think you should ride to work every day, but I'd rather talk about obstacles we put in our own way.
Take a minute to think of a dream of yours. Maybe you want to take a trip to Italy, or start a business, or ride down the continental divide.
Now, what's stopping you?
Personally, I dream of running my own business. I think I've got a pretty good business idea too. It isn't particularly original (something entrepreneurs have to face is that they probably aren't the only person out there with their idea. It's ok.), but it will probably work.
My idea is to sell other people's motorcycles for them on eBay, and take a comission from the sale of the bike. They'll generally get more than they would from a dealer, and won't have to deal with the hassle of a private sale.
So, how come I'm not doing it already? Good question. I managed to come up with enough reasons why I can't do it, or need to put it off, that I paralyzed myself. The thing is, all the reasons are easily overcome.
Here's a few of my "buts":
- I need a dealer's license to sell motorcycles
- I need a surety bond that is fairly expensive in order to get the dealer's license
- I don't have storage space for bikes, so they'd have to stay with the owners.
- Since the bikes are with the owners, it'll be hard to arrange shipping
- People might try to scam me
- etc, etc, I can't do it.
How silly is that?
When I step back and look at it, I have to admit that my problem is that I'm afraid to do it. I have to overcome that problem, and everything else will work out.
An obstacle shouldn't stop anyone until they've run into it, tried to go over, under, around and through it and they still can't find a way to get to they're goal. A sure-fire way to miss a goal is to stop just because you know there is an obstacle out there somewhere.