Words of the Past Can Impact Your Life Today

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For some reason, I was thinking about my elementary and high school days. I remembered how I was picked on or bullied in high school. My elementary Catholic School didn’t tolerate any “B.S” from the students. They had no problem expelling and suspending students. Public school was different from Catholic school in more ways than one. The kids seemed wilder and out of control to me. Ninth grade was a breeze for me because the education I received from my Catholic school was ahead of the public high school I attended. If I had to do it all over again, I would have accepted my aunt and uncle’s offer to attend a Catholic high school. The religion may not have resonated (still doesn’t) with me, but I would have received a better education which was more important. Live and learn!

I was an overweight teenager and was picked on by some older kids. I was also picked on a group of freshmen who started a nasty rumor about me. My parents were called into the office because the principal thought I made it up to get attention. I guess the good news was that nobody really believed the rumor. However, I thought the entire school did. I was amazed how karma’ bit these people in the butt. At the time I didn’t realize it was their karma coming back to bite them, but I do now.

Tip: Think before you speak.

I was thinking about my sister and how a junior high school teacher called my parents into her office to tell them my sister was ‘too stupid’ to pursue a nursing degree. My sister always wanted to be a nurse. Needless to say, that teacher’s words hit my sister harder than a fist. Her words still affect my sister; she still wants to become a nurse. The ignorant teacher planted seeds of defeat and doubt into my sister’s head. She’s trying to shake them off, but they still have a hold on her.

It’s amazing how our words can make or break a person. You may have had words of defeat and doubt spoken over you as a child. Find the courage within yourself to release them once and for all. Forgive the people because if you don’t, they’ll still have a hold on you. It’s up to you to take responsibility for your life. You can be, do, and have anything you want in life. How bad do you want it? What are you willing to do to grab hold of your desires? The first step is to acknowledge you deserve the best that life has to offer. The second step is to release and bless the past. The final step is to discover what makes your heart sing and go for it. Remember what Napoleon Hill said, “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” Allow no one to talk you out of your dreams. Do what you want.


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