By Richard Mabey Jr.
Be strong! Believe in yourself! Don’t let anyone put you down! Move forward with fierce determination!
Climbing the ladder to reach your goal can be tough as nails. Some days, it can seem like you are never going to get there. Some days, you may feel like you just want to give up. But don’t you dare! Just keep saying to yourself, over and over, “failure is not an option!”
THINK WIN! Not is some half-hearted, whimsical way. No, think win, in the big way. Dream of what could be, dream of attaining your goal in life, dream big of being a big success in life. Never stop dreaming of reaching your goal. Say to yourself, over and over, “I know I can and I will! I know I can and I will!”
DO NOT DWELL ON YOUR MISTAKES! Not for one single solitary second, do not dwell on your mistakes. Do everything in your power to erase those mistakes from your mind. If your friends are constantly reminding you of the stupid things that you did in the past, find new friends! I mean that respectfully. But, do not hang around people who are putting you down. Avoid them like the plague. They are not doing you any good!!!!! Focus with all your heart, all your mind, and all your inner being on erasing your mistakes from your present mindset.
Remember this: mistakes are learning tools. If you touch a hot stove, you burn yourself. It’s a really dumb mistake. And, it’s a very dumb mistake if you keep on touching the hot stove. But, if you learn from your mistake, then you’ve grown and became a better person for it. Seriously, learn from your mistakes and then move on! Don’t carry your mistakes in your mind, going over them over and over again. Let them go. Just let them all go. Learn from your mistakes, then just let them go. Dwelling on your mistakes is not going to help you in your climb to reach your goal in life.
YOU CAN DO IT! In the course of the day, keep telling yourself over and over again, “I can do it! I can do it! I can do it!” When that ugly self doubt brings up those thoughts of insecurity, fight it off with everything you got. Just keep telling yourself, “I can do it! I can do it! I can do it!” Say this to yourself with all the deep conviction that you can muster up in your heart.
FORGIVE YOURSELF! Sure, you’ve done some things that you’re not very proud of. But the thing of it is that ya’ gotta FORGIVE YOURSELF! Really and truly forgive yourself. Say these very words to yourself, “that was a dumb thing that I did, but I forgive myself!” And, when you say those words, really and truly mean them!
GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT! When all the dust settles, give it all you got! If you get knocked down; then pick yourself up, brush yourself off and try again. Then, if you get knocked down again, pick yourself up, brush yourself off and try again! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP!!!!! NEVER GIVE UP!!!!! The whole time that you are working toward your goal in life, remember this: give it all you got! This is not a joke!!!
GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT!!!!!!