Your enemies number one target is your thinking. If they can conquer that then they can control your actions, your attitude and your self-image. well how can this be, you ask? Think back on a time where someone “made” you feel inferior. Either through their actions or their powerful words, the end result of a conversation or a month long debate leaves you feeling drained and inadequate. What happened there? Before that moment you had all of the self confidence in the world. You were convinced that you were programmed for victory. And then, for reasons that you are not responsible for knowing, someone tries to bring you down. You believed what they were telling you. You thought about it, internalized it and found it to be true. At the moment you thought you were inferior. And as a result, you became inferior.
Eleanor Roosevelt notes that ones “…self respect…” can only be taken with their consent. Did you hear me? Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission. Today marked the beginning of the WesGold Fellows Summer Internship 2009 (YAY!!!!). Every year, we begin the program with Personal Development, which focuses heavily on the power of your thoughts. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. (OK I promise that’s the last of the cheesy phrases) But first clear your mind and think about the underlying messages here:
What’s the theme? It all boils down to perception and the relinquishing of personal power (Stay with me now). These are two of the very most important things every person is born with. Recognizing the force through which this could be used for is pertinent to personal growth.
A student who views obstacles as permanent detours will remain stuck in their current situation. As opposed to a student who views challenges as opportunities. Sounds tough. But the sooner you begin to, for lack of a cheesier phrase, turn lemons into lemonade, the sooner you can take control of your destiny and become the victor of your domain. As a take away, remember, you will become what believe you are, so always think like a Rock Star! (And that was absolutely, the last one!)