This is a quick overview of some simplified thoughts (there are bound to be loopholes all over the place --don't fall in, but if you do try not to get trapped! ;-) ...
Stage One - I'm not sure how this can be done. (passive)
Stage Two - How do I do it? (passive-active)
Stage Three - I can do it! (active)
Notice that there is a progression from a period(.) to a question mark(?) then finally ending with an exclamation mark (!) -- this isn't an accident.
When a person has low self esteem they think of ways "not" to accomplish things. They will mull over how things are "not" possible and "assume" too much about the situation. When a person has okay self esteem, they will ask themselves how to get things done: What can I do to get x,y,z done? And when a person has high self esteem, they say: I can do it! Then they go about their business.
I'm the type of person that listens to/reads/hears every word, its importance to the speaker, and its relevance to me. Words, how they are phrased, and their syntax offer great meaning to the auditor if one is willing to listen beyond the obvious.
Of course, what I say is simplified and in its current form open to much interpretation. However, I just wanted to write this since it's been on my mind for awhile. Discussion is welcome.
p.s. Unfortunately due to my hectic schedule I'm often not able to write in this journal very often; however, it's my hope that people will offer their own thoughts without having to be rewarded with comments.