It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week, and you need words of motivation to start your week off right.
This week’s words of motivations: Keep Your Head Up!
1rid·i·cule (\ˈri-də-ˌkyül\): The act of making fun of someone or something in a cruel or harsh way : harsh comments made by people who are laughing at someone or something.
I was inspired to write this, when I reminisced the difficult years of my childhood–and my young adulthood. My story is not unique nor special to anyone else’s, but I remembered how it felt to be disrespected; to be unappreciated; to be frowned upon; to be talked down to; and to feel lesser than you think are. What helped me the most during those difficult times in my life was essentially turning a deaf ear (two deaf ears in fact) to negative remarks. As naive as it sounds, I loved myself too much to not care what people thought of me.
It’s shame to see how bullying has transcended itself into cyber-bullying; verbal abuse is still abuse! And I remember being one of those kids receiving the full brunt of a negative joke or comment. However, it was my ability to turn two deaf ears towards negative remarks that I am able to celebrate the many blessings and successes that I am enjoying today. Looking back at it now, I am glad that I did not let my peers or their words shape my destiny.
So this week, keep your head up and let negative remarks fall on deaf ears. Don’t let your peers (whether you are a child, teenager, adult, or senior) shape your destiny. You’d be surprise how many people actually enjoy the faults that you were ridiculed for!
To that little boy or girl who is constantly being ridiculed by their peers: do not listen to their words; keep your head up! Time will reveal how special you really are. Take it from me. –Prince
To see how I am keeping my head up and living like an Entrepreneur, go to www.livelikeanentrepreneur.com
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