Dad’s Advice

Dad as navigator

 “Nothing worth doing
isn’t worth doing
badly at first,” my father
would tell me
after defeat

He wanted me to do my best,
but also gave me permission
to use my failures as a chance
to learn and then move forward
toward a bit of success

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. – Henry Ford

See other posts about my dad: My Republican Father, Never As Old As I Am Today, Singing Along with Ella Fitzgerald and Mr. Moon.

This post is inspired by V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #40 – Things My Father Said.

Photo from an old album of my dad’s when he was a navigator in the Air Force. His younger brother, Uncle Rocky to me, most likely took this photo.


12 thoughts on “Dad’s Advice

    1. Wow! That is a coincidence. My dad was in the US Air Force (which I think was part of the US Army at the time) and he was stationed in England. I wonder if they ever crossed paths? Small world, huh. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this connection, Jane.

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  1. It’s a real gift to be raised within the bounds of this kind of wisdom. Your Dad was a wise man, LuAnne. To be provided with the space to fail and to learn from failure, is something every child needs.

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