Afraid to read out loud. Terrified to write on the board in class and a heart that rapidly increased in beating whenever it was time for the teacher to call on someone.
This was my life as an 11-year-old child.
My confidence was absent and my mental struggles had just begun.
I was never the best student growing up. I found myself the target of being made fun of and whenever the other kids in class had a chance to pick on me, they would. This turned into somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more I was made fun of, the more I told myself how stupid I was.
Throughout the journey of my childhood, I dealt with a lot of frustration and rejection. It wasn’t until much later in my life that I found out I was plagued with Dyslexia. As insightful research would find, this is where most of my learning troubles had stemmed from.
Over the past 29 years of my life, I constantly had battles internally with who I was, what I had to offer and what was going to be in my future. Thankfully, I had support from people who cared about me more than I could even imagine. I had a mother, a grandfather, and a few warm strangers who saw a burning rage inside of me. They helped me see the truth about myself and they reminded me about my faith in God.
They gave me strength, they gave me courage, and most importantly they gave me actionable items to keep moving forward and create success in my life.
As the founder (Steve Roseman) of the Donaide Foundation, my passion and my commitment is to share that same exact formula for success. To share the same practices and habits that I had relentlessly pursued to battle what was once the biggest enemy in my life: Me
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