Like a lot of kids, my family was hit with a lot of problems – my dad had a massive heart attack weeks before I started first grade, we were all thrown into turmoil.
I felt I had all I could do to keep up and as a result I learn early on that gnawing feeling of not being good enough – struggling in school, with confidence, socially.
But what a gift it turned out to be.
Every insult was fuel to create a burning desire, one I have had all my life and still have to this moment.
Being underestimated can have the reverse effect to teach us how badly we want something and how to keeping going until we get it.
Those with high expectations may even have greater problems than the underestimated except the hidden gift is to learn how to believe in yourself even when others don’t.
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