The One Thing You Should Be Most Proud Of…

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In this post I’ll share with you the one thing that you should be proud of, even if you’ve never gotten any love or validation for it.

But before I do that… a little bit of background about why you should listen to me

I made my first $4.5 when I was 11 years old. It was the proudest moment of my life. I’d just had one of my stories published in the newspaper. Little did I know that this would end up being the worst day of my life.

My dad came home and showed him the cheque – he just looked at me like I was a fly. He didn’t care that I’d done something, that I’d made money for myself. That I’d gotten published in a national newspaper.

Right after that – I was grounded.

For not studying enough.

For being a trouble maker.

For not doing my chores.

It was all of that – and none of that.

I was grounded for being myself.

Here’s how this relates to you,

If you’ve ever felt that no one loved you for what you’e most proud of…

… that you were shunned for doing the things that made you happy…

… that you somehow owed the world the drudgery of doing things that you hated…

… that you have to live in society the way your parents, or your siblings, or the teachers, or anyone else wants you to live…

You’re Not Alone

When you feel alone, lost, without hope. Know that there is hope.

I was stupid to let this experience control me for over 20 years of my life.

After that experience I stopped writing, stopped publishing, stopped sharing my thoughts, and ideas with the world.

It wasn’t until decades later that I got the courage to write again.

And that courage brings me to

The One Thing You Must Be Proud Of

You must be proud of who you are, who you want to be, and what you want to do.

You are the only person in this world quiet like you.

There is no one else out there who can do the things you can, the way you can. There is no one out there who has had the experiences you’ve had – and there won’t be another like you EVER.

Be proud of that.

Be proud of being YOU.

You’re Awesome!!!