As the little children were leaving school one day the teacher asked them to bring in their birth certificates the next day. As he was about to head off to school with it the next morning, one little boy was cautioned by his mother to be particularly careful with it since it was a very important document. But unfortunately, by the time he got to class he had lost it anyway. He began to cry.
“What’s the matter, Billie?” his teacher asked
Billie answered tearfully, “I lost my reason for being born!”
Have you ever thought that you shouldn’t have been born? Have you made apologies for who you are because you believed that others were better than you? Have you felt like you had nothing to contribute to life?
Nobody on this earth is more or less valuable than you. We all have gifts to share, no matter how small or how insignificant we might think those are. Perhaps it’s just a smile that brightens someone else’s day. Sometimes we need to be reminded how significant we are especially during those times when we’re feeling “down and out”.
I recently ended a presentation on the power of our thoughts to shape our life with the following words. If you’re currently feeling less joyful than you know you can be, perhaps they will lift your spirits.
What will you do with the rest of your life?
You really only have two choices - you can choose to survive or you can choose to thrive
If you choose to thrive, choose to be happy, choose to commit to following your vision …
… Anything is possible … because …
YOU were born with all the potential to succeed
YOUR visions are still attainable
YOU radiate a unique brilliance
YOU have the ability to choose a new future
YOU have the power to unlock the potential within you
YOUR destiny has yet to be written
BELIEVE in yourself - you are a unique and special individual
… so CHOOSE now …
BECOME CLEAR about who you are
PLANT the seeds of success
CHANGE your thoughts, behaviors and habits
DEVELOP self confidence
ALIGN yourself with the positive
MOVE forward one step at a time
ENGAGE your heart, not just your mind
REMEMBER that you reap what you sow
STEP outside of your comfort zone
RELEASE the past
MAKE it the life you want NOW
And remember …
NEVER, EVER give up!