Employers love to see this in their workers and it works wonders within any family. Someone with a can-do attitude seeks solutions rather than allowing the mind to dwell on discouragement and failure. Of course we need to carefully assess a needed task before simply making this positive statement, but if our attitude is positive and our past experiences have helped us develop some self-reliability, “Yes, I can” are words that come from the heart and have meaning.
Throughout life, if we listen to voices of experience and put some pressure on ourselves, we can develop a toolbox full of abilities. Often just getting a tool that works is a solution. We lack tools for knowing how to communicate, evaluate, understand and operate. The tools are available and the more we have, the more able we are to take needed steps when asked.
The Bible tells us to strengthen the hands that hang down, and the feeble knees (Hebrews 12:12 Hebrews 12:12Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
American King James Version×). It does not say that God will do everything for us. We have our part to play. We are to make straight the path we walk on and guard against bitterness (Hebrews 12:13-15 Hebrews 12:13-15  And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:  Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
American King James Version×). All the encouragement Paul gave was positive and stated in a way that left no doubt that we can become better than we now are. We can overcome, we can learn to love God, we can examine ourselves and attack that which is not pleasing to God.
The pleasing part of this mindset is that God loves to see it and He will always add to our positive efforts and light the path before our feet. Trusting Him to walk with us is faith.