“It is your vibrational thoughts that give life to the goals you wish for.” ~Stephen Richards~
“Your attitude is not going to get you anywhere”, replays in my head daily. Either my mother or aunt would always tell me. I would brush it off and go about my business. Like, whatever. I had the keys to the city! Lol Yea I know, I do the most! A little humor doesn’t hurt anybody! But yes, I have the keys to being a successful player.
I have always been a firm believer in hard work pays off. Work smarter not harder, she says. So why is it that I repeatedly had to keep starting over? It wasn’t until recently I had to shed what has been holding me back and that was not being in control of my emotions! Yes, overly dramatic! Like the Phoenix in Jane of X-men.
As life happens to you, you have the control over how you react to EVERY situation. If you react negatively, guess what more negative things happen. And when I say react negatively, I mean spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially, and environmentally. You have to be able to acknowledge those negative thoughts that pops into your head, ask yourself how you feel about it, then replace it with a positive one.
For example: Negative Attitude vs Positive Attitude
Pride vs. Humility, ungratefulness vs. gratitude, irritation/annoyance vs. enjoyment and acceptance, unforgiveness vs. forgiveness, comparison vs. embracing what you have, critical spirit vs. looking for the good, selfishness vs. selflessness.
In the past, I would tell everyone “I am a force to be reckoned with!” Adversity and self-doubt was never a match for my perseverance! Once we’ve suffered, been wronged, let down, dismissed or hurt, it’s harder for us to keep an open mindset. Your attitude takes you further than your talents. My direction was to always fight the stigma of Mental Health. My attitude had to evolve!
Don’t create your limitations. #fightthestigma