Week 15 Sticks and Stones

As a Child I grew up being told … over and over again …

“Sticks and Stones can Break my Bones, But words can never hurt me!”

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“Sticks and Stones can Break my Bones, But words can never hurt me!”

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“Sticks and Stones can Break my Bones, But words can never hurt me!”

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Growing up a very short “GEEK” who moved every 3 years to a new school system … did not get you the attention you would crave as a young child! All the other kids were bigger and faster … I was the shortest person in every grade until 9th grade and I was taller than 1 girl!

But … no worries, I was one of the smartest kids, adored by my teachers & after all …

“Sticks and Stones can Break my Bones, But words can never hurt me!”

Then 10th grade … I shot up 6 inches bloomed into a 98lbs young man at 5″6″ and entered the arena of High School wrestling where I thrived!  A  new found popularity, friends with fellow varsity teammates, a new found athletic excellence, and really cool a girlfriend!

Then 11 grade, my father returned from Vietnam with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and began beating me!

“Sticks and Stones will Break my Bones, But words can never hurt me!”  

For 2 1/2 years, was getting large dosages of the Sticks and the Stones!

Funny thing … I don’t remember the feelings of the beatings or how bad they hurt or even how bad they felt …

But I remember the feeling of every word that he said!

They implanted a BLUEPRINT, that causes struggles for 20 years …

In my forties, with the help of 4 years of therapy, I finally dealt with freeing myself of this pain with “THE LAW OF FORGIVENESS”

But I developed some pretty cool Strengths:

POSITIVE SELF TALK … POWERFUL WORDS!
“There is only 1 address on BAD Street & that’s my house!”

“THE LAW OF SUBSTITUTION: I focused on life goals and Won a National Title in Powerlifting … setting a National Record Deadlifting!

“LAW OF PRACTICE” actually perfect practice … going 5 years working out 5 times weekly without missing a single training and with 2 different World Champions and a USA National Championship Team.

“THE LAW OF DUAL THOUGHT”  regardless of how much pain I had to endure, I told myself and felt that this was Great and an strong indicator that I was changing/morphing into who I am required to be to be the best in the WORLD!

“LAW OF GROWTH” for 13 years I was either at the gym lifting or thinking about the next time I was at the gym lifting … It lead me to striving, working to improve and succeeding in all aspects of life as it was important to feel GREAT to be GREAT!

Finally “LAW OF RELAXATION” Recovery is all about your ability to RELAX YOUR MIND and your body follows.  What you do to recover from work efforts … is just as important as what you do during work efforts …  and this allows you to put everything into the next efforts 100%!

But most importantly … WORDS are important … they shape your THOUGHTS, Mold your BELIEFS, influence your ACTIONS which determine your RESULTS!

ONLY YOU CAN CHOSE WHAT YOU DESIRE TO BELIEVE, LET INFLUENCE YOUR FEELINGS, DWELL ON, ACT ON, AND DETERMINE YOUR PATHWAYS TO YOUR FUTURE!

“Sticks and Stones can Break my Bones, But words can shape the FUTURE YOU … chose wisely  what you desire to BELIEVE, grasp onto, and internalize!”

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teamski777masterkey

Jimmie, thank you so much for sharing you with us. Love the fact that we GET to interact with you each week…this just bring another layer to it! Keep Shining!!

masterkeycarl

Reblogged this on masterkeyfreedom and commented:
An inspiring story of overcoming your past.

masterkeycarl

Great post Jimmie! You’re an inspiration!

lorikingmasterkey

wow! Wow! WOW! Jimmie! Every week I proclaim “This is your best post yet!” We all remember that saying from childhood and believed it! Time to change the blueprint!

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