13 Jan

“When a person takes responsibility for their life and the results they are obtaining, they will cease to blame others as the cause of their results. Since you cannot change other people, blame is inappropriate. Blaming others causes a person to remain bound in a prison of their own making. When you take responsibility, blame is eliminated and you are free to grow.” - Val Van De Wall


X was four years old when his parents divorced. He went back and forth from the west coast to the east for many years, being shipped back and forth between his parents. At age six, he was molested. 

He had an IQ of 143. X was very; very intelligent however lacked focus due to fact that he could not concentrate on anything for any length of time. He always said that he was bored. In his junior year, he quit high school, left home and began to travel. It wasn’t long before he ran with the wrong crowd.

He joined a gang and started using and selling drugs. Crime was part of his life now and he had to collect unpaid drug money for the gang. At one point he almost killed a man for refusing to pay his drug debt to the gang. He was imprisoned for his activity for five years. The drugs and the crime led him to drinking. He could easily drink himself into a stupor most days. 

Ultimately, his drinking caught up to him and he realized that it was either his bottle or his life. 

Today, he is drug and alcohol free and no one would ever recognize him from his former life. 

His question was, “Why didn’t I meet you 25 years ago?” 

The answer is not that easily answered as you can’t change anyone on the planet. 

You can’t even change yourself. 

People can only change themselves if they desire to do so. 

However, you can help them or yourself by introducing ideas that are purposeful, fruitful and impactful that alters any controlling paradigm. 

Doing this will unleash The Final Piece Of The Puzzle for you. 

This is only the beginning of an endless journey towards self-discovery and awareness and as Val Van De Wall stated, “you are free to grow.”

Coach Franco

Carpe Momentum

Mental Toughness For Life Corporate Training

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