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Danny Pettry is a Certified Success Principles Trainer through Jack Canfield’s organization

Inspirational quotes about Positive Thinking:

Act as if it were impossible to fail. – Dorothea Brande

Whether you think you can, or you think you can‘t–you’re right. – Henry Ford


Belief is a very important mindset. 

People who think it is impossible don’t try. Why try? It won’t work.

People who believe it is possible, try, and try again. And as a result… they’re more likely to reach their goal.

It is an “I Can Do It” attitude vs. an “I can’t attitude.”

A negative attitude will never produced positive results.

Start changing your attitude to believe it is possible.

And Take Action.

Success requires failure

Danny Pettry disclosure: I’ve never (ever) made a mistake in football.

I have made many mistakes during  my short-lived teenage skateboarding career.

These mistakes resulted in dislocated shoulder, broken wrist, broken toe, having one of my legs turn into bacon.

Which sport do you think I’m better at? a.) Football; or b.) Skateboarding.

It’s not football. I’ve never played football, so I’ve never made any mistakes in football.

I’ve had a lot of failures in skate.

Big Example:

Would you pick someone for your basketball team who missed over 9,000 shots?  a.) Yes; or b.) No.

If you picked “No,” then you just said No to Michael Jordan (who is considered to be one of the world’s greatest basketball players.

Michael Jordan said this: 

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

He did make 24,537 shots during his NBA career.


90-Second Video Clip by Danny Pettry


Final Thoughts:

Believe it is possible. Act as if it were impossible to fail. Take action. Go for it. Keep it up and reach your goals!


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We’re reading: Jack Canfield’s Success Affirmations book.

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Do you want to teach success skills to your child or a child who you care about?

Danny Pettry has written, “I can do anything if I put my mind to it,” to teach children important success skills including:

  • setting goals
  • asking for feedback/ help
  • developing a positive mindset
  • staying determined and persistent

Cute story that uses skateboarding to teach success

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