Tragedy doesn’t have to define you.
Quite the opposite.
Adverse childhood experiences can be leveraged to become your greatest strength.
You’re crazy if you think any challenge you have at this very moment will define your tomorrow.
Below you’ll see over 100 multi-millionaires, billionaires, politicians, United States Presidents, world-renowned actors, musicians, comedians, champion athletes and others who’ve had some adverse childhood experiences that were magically turned around.
You’ll read of many who were molested, bullied, abused, addicted to drugs, stricken with poverty, suffered from anxiety, challenged by learning disorders or others who just felt alone and had no one to turn to.
Each of these challenges are just as painful as the next because, as a child (and even as an adult), when you’re going through the darkest of times and are feeling any discomfort, you can feel alone, dark and scared.
The question is will you stop at that point of discomfort and let it define who you become, or will you continue to break through that pain and turn it into the fuel that ignites your future success?
I believe everyone has gift and the power to create the life they want and each of the 105 celebrities below validates that belief.
Greatness awaits you and it’s only a few steps outside your comfort zone.
We all are defined in life by the obstacles we overcome. Sometimes it’ll just require you digging deep to keep the fight going because, as you’ll see from the 100+ examples below, it’s possible.[tweetshare tweet=”You are a product of the decisions you make and your current environment does not need to dictate what your future will be.” via=”no”]
Is it normal to feel discomfort or have insecurities? Yes, but when you do, take a moment and look for something you can be grateful for to keep going in a positive and healthy direction.
It can be simple things like:
- I’m alive
- My family is healthy
- A blue sky
- A beautiful sunset
- Food on your table
- My children are smiling
Look for the smallest light in the darkest of time and channel your energy towards that light, no matter how small.
Reflect gratitude for any bit of brightness and demand more of it from yourself.
What you put out into this world is what will come back to you, so guard your thoughts during those challenging times. Look for ways to put positivity out and more positivity will come back your way.
Speak greatness back into your life, because I’m telling you now, it’s there.
Remember weaknesses and challenges do not define who you are. You define who you are by the story you tell yourself.
Each new day is a blank page that you create in your life’s novel and no one other than you should write how that day or the next turns out.
Whatever you’re going through at this very second can seem like the worst story in the world (trust me, I also have been there), but your tomorrow is a story you and only you can create. Nothing and no one has the pen to write your tomorrow.
Have faith in yourself that you have control over your destination.
Learn to love the progression and that each day, each hour, each second can be better than the last.
It’s not always about what you’ve accomplished at this very moment, but that you’re attempting to make a change for the next moment to be better.
Is the challenge to the top of the mountain comfortable? Heck no, but the view at the peak makes the journey worth going.
Don’t fight the discomfort of the moment, as today’s discomfort becomes tomorrow’s new comfort.
Turn around as you make progress on your climb and celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small. It’ll make the climb that more bearable.
Progression is the cure to every challenge, to every weakness, no matter how big or small, so just keep moving forward and celebrating progress.
Today’s fight might not be won, but tomorrow’s can be if you hold on to your gift of unstoppable powers, that every human has to create the life they want.
Use the pain as the fuel you need to power where you want to go.
Scream out loud, “today’s discomfort will NOT define who I am tomorrow.”
Say to yourself, “I will NOT give up my power or give it away because I deserve and will have a better tomorrow.”
These 105 superstars below broke away from the darkness, as you’ll see, and said, at one point, “I will not let you dictate how I’ll feel, who I become or the future successes I deserve.”
Maybe all, a few or just one below can give you the inspiration, the energy and or desire to say my tomorrow will be amazing.
The gift you have inside you and the story you’ll look back at regarding any adverse childhood experiences will be a story greatness and success.
Enjoy your Journey ~