Out of The Mouths of Babes

A 17 year old skateboard designer who created his own company and developed his own manufacturing plant in his back garage said something really profound.  He said, “I fall down a lot, I get hurt, and I get back up again.”  In a world where we are quick to give up as soon as we get hurt or get scared, these words struck a nerve. No one told this kid he could give up.  Yeah, it was uncomfortable, it hurt, but he got back up again.  He also said that he built about 71 different prototypes.  At least 12 of those broke and didn’t work.  You have to keep trying.  Take a lesson from the youth.  They are pretty smart.

xo, jan

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