Looking at what I have managed to achieve through my website, it would be quite hard to believe that as a child I was a shy and insular child, underneath the anger.
I was scared to venture out of the bubble that had been created for me. Going to camp was a struggle. I’m not even sure I lasted a night there before my parents were told to come and pick me up. I was well out of my comfort zone.
Perhaps that’s the point. From an early age, we’re conditioned to believe what we’re told and whilst that works for some, it can’t and doesn’t work for everyone. It’s important we learn to challenge our conditioned thinking so that we start to think for ourselves.
Ultimately, it is our own thinking and not that of our parents that will help us deal with any challenges we have to meet. To be resilient, we must practice being open-minded and resourceful enough to accept the risks, but we must at least try.
Failure isn’t really failure. Failure is a way of telling us that what we tried was never meant for us. It’s an opportunity to start out again, for us to try a different approach. Sadly, society tends to dismiss failure as something frowned upon.
In my own case when everyone had already give up on me, I chose not to give up on myself and that’s the key. Where others fail to believe in us, we must believe in ourselves.
As I have proved through my blogs, that just because we may start one way, doesn’t mean we have to stay that way.