I'm so thankful my dad instilled into us that "can't" is a bad word. He taught it "can't" means you are saying you won't and that doesn't fly with him. He always required we put our best foot forward and gave everything a try - even if we failed, at least we tried.
That mentality has really done a lot for me in life. The only down-side - it REALLY frustrates me when people say they can't do something... Try, and if you fail, try again.
Edison said, “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
“We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work”
What is a valuable lesson you learned from your parents that you carry with you today and will pass on to your children?
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