As we grow older, we each collect a list of things we believe we could never do. It’s not that we have any real evidence for these assumptions but instead we’ve fallen into the inferiority trap of believing the opinions of others.
Whether it was an old teacher, a parent or even a close friend, when we’re told we’re not good at something most of us simply accept it and change our paths accordingly.
Several of the most successful people in the world came face-to-face with this kind of adversity. Michael Jordan was once cut from his high school basketball team, Steven Spielberg got rejected from film school and Oprah Winfrey was told she was “unfit for TV.” At that moment each of them could have hung up their boots and called it a day but instead they adopted the “Screw That” attitude and went on to do amazing things.
“What happens – happens to us all. The key is what you do about it.” – Jim Rohn
When someone tells you you can’t do something, you owe it to yourself to prove them wrong. Adopt the “Screw That” attitude and feed off the challenge, because nothing feels better than showing up.