I just finished watching The Gabby Douglas Story on Netflix. And man that story really touched me and something really hit me was…
Wait –> Real Quick sidebar: first and foremost it was captured and edited beautifully to bring a clear, concise and moving story. Thumbs-up to the actors. I so love Ms. Regina King (she’s one of my favorite actors).
Okay back to what hit me.
Warning Spoiler Alert:
Gabby wanted to give up doing the very thing she loved most, gymnastics. She had reached a rough patch in her journey. That moment reminded me of the times I wanted to throw in the towel on my own dreams.
I believe the way she was able to really get through to the other side and on to her victory was by quitting some the following 7 things listed:
1. Quit Lying to yourself
Using Gabby Douglas as an example, she was and is an exceptional athlete. The lie she told herself was, “I want to be normal.” This statement was not true because in her heart of hearts (she had a grand and awesome skill) she wanted to go and win the Olympics; which is not a “normal task.” As we all know, she accomplished her dream.
2. Quit trying to be perfect
Quit trying to do everything or get everything right the first time you try. You need to mess up, fail, and “frig-things-up” so you will know what to do right the next time. It’s called the learning process.
3. Quit doubting yourself
At some point you to have to sell out to yourself and believe who you feel God has created you to be. Doubting hinders you from fulfilling the purpose you have been birthed. You must believe in yourself.
4. Quit trying to be right all the time
You’re not going to be right 100% of the time. I have been corrected during auditions, classes, and in life. It was up to me to trust the person and make the correction. Always seeking to be the One who is right can stifle growth and stonewall much needed change.
5. Quit isolating yourself
When I am hurting or dealing with something hard, I tend to isolate myself. I am learning to reach out and ask for help. Those persons who have achieved success have coaches and mentors who are there to help to them get to their goal.
6. Quit hurting yourself
Hurt People hurt other people. If you are hurting yourself, you will and are more likely to hurt those around you.
7. Quit not loving yourself and others
If you don’t love yourself, how can you love someone else? Learn to love yourself first, so you have a foundation to share and give love to others.
In closing, quit the things that hinder you, quit the things that negatively impact you. Never stop trying to go for your dreams.
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