If anything, resolve to never say these four words to your kids (or to yourself). Ever. If you do say them on a regular basis it will sink into a their subconscious and they will grow up thinking this way about themselves. So, here goes–immediately stop saying:
“We can’t afford it.”
To read and see more about why this is critical, see author/teacher Carol Tuttle’s fantastic video (it’s a short, powerful video) about why this is so.
Another favorite author/teacher of mine, Marilyn Jenett, of Feel Free to Prosper, talks about this frequently on interviews and in her lessons. I recently heard her talk about this quote on a webinar — the replay is no longer available :–(. She says never, ever say “I can’t afford” — three most important words to eliminate from your vocabulary.
And just a note: I have absolutely no ties to these two authors, I just love learning from their experience and wisdom!