Parents! Never Tell Your Child…

Through my youth, and even into adulthood, anytime I had a problem with anything, whether I failed a class, I didn’t get the job I wanted, or anything else, my parents always told me “You can do anything… if you just put your mind to it.” Unfortunately, they left out the rest of the sentence. I had to discover myself that it finishes with “and take appropriate action.” All the good thoughts and best intentions in the world never got anywhere further than the mind that created them, but all kinds of wonderful things can happen when action is used in combination to these thoughts. If they’d told me that, I can’t say I know how, but I know things would be different for me. So parents, listen up, if you’ve not been seeing the good things that your children deserve happen, try saying “You can do anything if you put your mind to it and take the next action.”

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  1. Good advice, and I would also add “Have less fear of failure”. I think fear keeps many kids (and adults) from trying new things and doing all they can. There is nothing wrong with failure if you tried your best!

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