From Abandoned To Soul Venturer
Robert Ian Bonnick is the author of Soul Survivor: How an Abandoned Child Went from Nothing to Everything. He grew up in a children’s home, yet, when so many of his fellow orphans ended up in jail or dead, he overcame his difficult start in life to achieve success in sport, modeling, hospitality and a motivational speaker.
His inspirational book provides key to unlocking your own potential using self-reflection, self-empowerment, dream activation and tips for overcoming adversity.
He takes his message of hope and inspiration seriously allowing him to unlock great success and happiness in what he’s doing.
Be inspired by Robert’s life story about how an Abandoned child went from Nothing to Everything. Truly Robert’s life story is one great example that our past doesn’t really define our future.
The Pain of Abandonment
Being abandoned especially at a very young age can be one of the most difficult situations many people have ever faced. Abandonment issues can trigger depression, mistrust, and irrational amounts of fear. These issues affect daily life, careers, friendships and romantic relationships.
Parents who leave their children, or when a parent is alienated from their children due to divorce, poverty or incapability to take care of them that lead them to give their children to relatives or foster care can cause psychological damage to the child. Abandoned children may also often suffer physical damage from neglect, malnutrition, starvation, and abuse.
Your Past Shapes You, But It Does Not Define You
Have you ever felt bogged down by your past mistakes?
Do you sometimes have regrets about things that you have done or neglected to do?
Have you had bad things happen to you that were unjustified and unfair?
Are you still haunted by the unfortunate events that happened to you in the past?
If so, I am here to assure you that your past does not have to weigh you down and determine your future.
It is true that your current life is the result of your past actions, choices, and experiences. The great news, however, is that how you act in the present moment will determine your future.
Successful People usually have had just as tough a past as the average, but their MEANING is different.
- Rather than play the victim, they get on with life.
- They learn from their errors.
- Rather than use the past as an excuse, they use it as a fuel to drive them wherever they need to go.
- They make a conscious choice to forgive themselves and others.
- Rather than dwell in the past, they plan on how they will create a better life in the future.
If you ever look back, make sure it is only to DRIVE YOU FORWARD!
Accept the fact that you cannot change your past, but you certainly can choose to react differently to it. Remember that your old baggage is only bogging you down and preventing you from moving forward in your life.
It doesn’t matter what happened in the past. The only thing that matters is what you are going to do RIGHT NOW!
Don’t you dare let PAST failures or events get in the way of your FUTURE success!