“If you are never given limits, you can do anything.” – Jennifer Bricker
How does one overcome the odds that were placed at your doorstep at birth? When you were tossed aside, forgotten, ignored, neglected as a child, and felt like the poster-child for “No Achievements” now or ever. But, due to your relentless will, you fooled everyone and you succeeded. How and why does a person achieve the impossible, when every obstacle was stacked up against them or landed in their path? Yet, they (and that can include YOU!) accomplish the inevitable… Greatness, with a heart full of Gratitude, and a Spirit that will light up the world!!
Meet Jennifer Bricker, who is exactly that person, who beat what might look like insurmountable odds–to anyone else–in a courageous way and achieved her life’s dream. She is my Shero!! And, how did she do it? It took D.R.I.V.E. (Determination, Resiliency, Inner-Strength, a Victorious spirit, and Earnestness from within SELF to achieve the seemingly impossible triumphantly).
She never used her unfortunate circumstance as a crutch or an excuse for not accomplishing what she set out to do. I truly do admire people who NEVER use their life circumstances, past or present, as a reason to not achieve or accomplish anything that they might want or dream for in life. Which explains why I literally don’t take a liking to complainers, or people who choose to use their life situation as a reason for not wanting to do anything to change their life situation. I am the worst person to come to if you have a victim mentality. My advice to you… Pull out a set of Rosary Beads, and get to praying. My strength lies in my God wholeheartedly, and all I can do for you is pray.
Some may find that I’m not being compassionate enough… Au contraire! My favorite quote is “If it’s in you… you will succeed.” But to continue to rely on excuse after excuse to overshadow your laziness, your lackluster ambition, or lack of determination to simply try… I’d have to plead the 5th!
My middle name is Accountability, which pretty much defines my personality. In any given situation that you are apart of, what role did you play? Victim? Okay. Bad things happen to good people all the time. Take the time you need to grieve your losses, but don’t stop thinking about what your next move will be to change your situation or circumstance. We need to stop blaming others for our screw-ups, or how our life turned out. Especially when you meet people like Jennifer Bricker, who live beyond a tragic experience by not allowing their circumstance to merely be an excuse not to live life at all.
Remember, when you change your mindset, it will change your attitude, which will change your life!!
Much love and respect to ALL the people like Jennifer Bricker who remind us on a daily basis that there is no room for excuses in our omnipotent, gracious Universe.