Community//

Access Global Ed Talk: Is It Funny Yet?

Looking Back.

Image courtesy of Unsplash

I take one last glance in the mirror, attempting to reflect on being back in high school, knowing I am about to speak to a group of young adults; there is so much I want to say.

One day you will look back and laugh but that one-day is not today.

I remember being somewhat popular in high school when all I really wanted was to be left alone. I played basketball, participated in student government, and did well academically. But I also remember going through periods of depression. When I look back on those years, I know most of my turmoil and chaos was internal and stemmed from lack of self-esteem and not recognizing my worth.

From Me To You

You are not alone. Your struggle may be different, but it is all the same. Your internal dialogue may fail you at times, so I am here to let you know; you are wonderful. Your uniqueness adds value to the world. You are a gift and you are the standard. Strive for excellence because you deserve your best. Be committed to working hard; the fruits of labor are amazing. You are your only competition, be better than you were yesterday. Surround yourself with like-minded people and travel this journey together. But do not be afraid to walk alone because the wrong relationships will hinder your progress.

Steps to Changing Your Thinking

Step 1: Courage — You are fearlessly and wonderfully made.

Step 2: Believe — Believe you deserve the best.

Step 3: Decide — Decide to walk in your truth.

Step 4: Action — Everyday, take the next right step.

Step 5: Excellence — You are worthy of your best.

Step 6: Write — Write about your dreams, goals and plans.

Step 7: Acceptance — Learn for your missteps and recover.

Step 8: Kindness — Forgive yourself if you stumble.

Step 9: Support — Create a support system.

Step 10: Love — Love…above all.

Be Encouraged. Be Empowered. Be Educated. Be You.

Dr. Shanelle R. Benson Reid, President and CEO of ACCESS Global, LLC. is a Consultant, Coach, Author and Professional Speaker. Her expertise is in Education, Cultural Competency, Social Awareness, Entrepreneurship and Community / Individual Empowerment.

Have questions, comments and / or concerns, feel free to connect.

Website: www.access-learning.net

Email: [email protected]s-learning.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ACCESSCandC/

Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/ACCESSLearning

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ACCESSACandC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/access_global_llc

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ACCESSCandC/educated-encouraged-and-empowered/

iTunes: https://itun.es/us/UwhOib.c

Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/accessglobal

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9EUVvfBV829F4t7sofYKGQ

Scheduling: calendly.com/accessglobal

Phone: 800.803.2095

Originally published at medium.com

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...

Community//

How To Crack Your Inner Wisdom

by Ahmed Muneeb
Community//

The Homecoming Moms

by Summer Anderson
Community//

“Whenever You Achieve Success, There Is Always Someone Around To Throw Stones At You.” With Bianca L. Rodriguez And Mr. Phil La Duke

by Bianca L. Rodriguez, Ed.M, LMFT

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.