Can’t Is Not In My Vocabulary

Bestsellng author, Dean Koontz said, “I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.”

I found this quote while doing some research for a book I will eventually complete.  I began my research in about 1998 because my then small grandson’s favorite words seemed to be “I can’t”.  Usually in regard to why he did not finish his homework.  His homework was always too hard.  I came up with the bright idea to enlighten him on what a person can accomplish by telling him about, and by writing a book for him about my father, his grandfather, who was a black man born in poverty in 1896 and who rose to prominence despite many obstacles.

While doing this research I discovered much more than I could have known, not just about my father’s rise, but also about what motivates people, and about determination and how much work actually goes into achieving one’s goals, and how that work can be extremely rewarding.  What I hoped to impart to my grandson morphed into a desire to share inspiration to any person who feels they “can’t”.

What motivates us?  How do we determine that skill or ability we possess?  What does it mean to succeed in life?  These are questions I am going to explore in this blog through personal anecdotes, poetry and discussion.  I want this experience to be as uplifting and inspirational as possible to those who could use a boost.  Please visit again, I gotta go eat.

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