A brilliant idea without action is like Mark McGwire playing baseball without a bat.
Words, especially when yelled in anger, can be very damaging to a child's self-confidence. The child probably already feels bad enough just from seeing the consequences of his or her behavior. Our sons and daughters don't need more guilt and self-doubt heaped upon their already wounded egos.
Switching from one career to another can be scary, but it also can be a thrilling experience. Look at it as an opportunity to really go after what you want to accomplish in life and make a difference in the world. The key is to take small, conscious steps and prepare yourself for a successful transition.
When you scratch the surface, every one of us has something that we deeply want to contribute to the world. All we have to do is step up and do it.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah