My son learned a lovely phrase this past week, “I can’t”. He says it all day long. Everything is “I can’t”.

Me: Hey honey go get your sippy cup
Son: I can’t

Me: You can go down the big slide
Son: I can’t

It breaks my heart a little that he really things he cannot do something or accomplish something.

Yet, it makes me wonder how often during the day do we tell ourselves, “I CAN’T”?

Turns out I say it all day long. “Oh, I can’t because I’ve got to do the dishes” or “I can’t because I don’t have the time”. I think part of “I can’t” comes from the fear of failing but I think even more so we use “I can’t” as an excuse. How about you?

It’s time to stop making excuses.

Think about that adorable little Engine That Could and remind our selves, that YES WE CAN.
The Little Engine That Could

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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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