Own your freedom. You have the freedom in this world and in this country to be whatever and whomever you want to be. Despite the challenges you face. Some people just have to work and fight a lot harder than others. Don’t let that discourage you, and don’t dwell on negativity. If you constantly ruminate on negativity, you only bring more negativity into your life. If you have to be twice as good as the next person for an opportunity, then be three times as good. Instead of constantly complaining about how unfair something is, elevate yourself to levels you never thought imaginable before. It will only attest to how great and amazing you are in the end. It all comes down to a mind-shift. No doubt it’s easier said than done, but it CAN be done. You are free, but only YOU can free your own mind.
Here are some ways to shift your mindset:
1. STOP NEGATIVE SELF TALK- Sometimes we speak badly about ourselves due to our mistakes or the perception we have of ourselves. Society will sometimes have us believe things about ourselves that are not true. Who you are, what you look like, where you come from, who your family is, or how much money you make does not dictate your self-worth. You are amazing just the way you are and you have to tell yourself that every day. If you find yourself speaking badly or criticizing yourself, STOP and replace those thoughts with positive thoughts.
2. DO NOT DWELL ON NEGATIVITY- Unfortunately, there will always be negative things going on in the world. However, there does not have to be negativity in YOUR world. Do not spend your precious time dwelling on the shortcomings of other people in this world. There are good people and there are bad people in this world. Dwelling on the bad will keep you from finding the good in life. There is a difference between standing against injustice and letting negativity consume you. Stand up for yourself, but don’t absorb the negativity in this world. Let it bounce off you and keep moving forward.
3. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF- You can do anything you set your mind to. A cliche I know, however, it is TRUE. YOU CAN DO IT. You just have to believe it for yourself.