“Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate myself to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”
If I had allowed myself to live and dream based on what I was seeing right in front of me, I wouldn’t be anywhere close to where I am today. But I had faith in my dreams, my imagination the power of my thoughts, and my hopes for a better life. I could’ve let the way I was treated in school—the bullying, the mean words said to me—define the way I lived, but I didn’t. Rather than choosing the life that was right in front of me, I had faith that my dreams would carry me through the hard times and ultimately bring me to the place I wanted to get to.