Hero by Rhonda Byrne Part 10
I'm continuing this video series where I've been sharing inspirational stories of people from all around the world who have overcome obstacles or adversities and went on to become very successful people. This is Part 10 of this video series and I'll be reading from the book Hero by Rhonda Byrne.
Today's video is about Layne Beachley from Australia...
Layne Beachley's mother died tragically when she was just seven years of age. Not long afterward, Layne discovered she had been adopted as a baby.
Layne dealt with her feelings of loss and abandonment by setting a goal for herself that would prove her worth to the world-become a world-champion surfer.
She achieved her goal, winning the world title not once but a record seven times, making her the world's greatest female surfer.
Layne Beasley says in Hero by Rhonda Byrne that:
"It was tough, it was challenging, and I sacrificed a lot, but I made those sacrifices out of choice, because following my dream of becoming a world champion was way more important to me than earning money.
Most of us go through life not knowing what are dream is or what our purpose is, because we've never made the time to ask ourselves. It's important people take the time to identify what they love. If you don't, you're just a rudderless boat.
If you're doing anything in life that's not making your heart sing, that's not fueling your passion to get up on a daily basis, then you're not fulfilling your role as a human being on this planet."
Excellent story, We'd say. So, what did we get out of it?
Well, we believe your past doesn't equal your future. The circumstances of where you came from; whether it's your environment, whether someone passed on, none of that doesn't determine your worth.
You determine your worth, today. It comes down to your conscious choices and your actions today. That is what will propel you forward in life.
We can speak on this as well, as we've suffered a few major losses and yet pushed through, we overcame. We dealt with it. You know, I mentioned while reading that Layne had dealt with her feelings. You certainly need to face things head on and deal with your feelings, but then you just move forward and keep pushing.
So, my message for you today is don't let your past determine who you are, your worth, or where you go today.
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