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Banish “I can’t” from your vocabulary!

Susan Carter Liebel is a solo practitioner and an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law. I stumbled upon her blog this morning and found this posting to be supremely inspirational.

I’ve stricken the phrase, “I can’t” from my vocabulary and banished it from my household. If my husband says those words, I give him the raised eyebrow. If my three-year old says those words, I immediately say, “Don’t tell me you can’t. Tell me you don’t want to or you’re scared because you don’t know how. If you’re scared because you don’t know how, I’ll teach you how.”(source)

It may seem as if I’m spreading an abundance of “professor love” today… but can you imagine how marvelous her classes must be? Our profession needs more of this kind of thinking.

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