The student I risked getting arrested for last week, risked believing in himself this week.
The day after it happened I looked at him in class and told him, "You don't get it. I love you; who you are, and EVERYTHING you can be."
"I can see it. And I won't stop seeing it. I won't give up on you. But our time together is running out. You got to start seeing it too."
Up until then he'd finished 7 of the 200 questions on an online science program, just 04%. Tuesday night he finished 21 more, and I pointed out that was 3x as much as he's done in the past 6 months.....That in ONE day he had done THREE TIMES as much as he had ALL YEAR.
This was PROOF of what he was capable of when HE BELIEVED he was capable of doing it.
He told me he was going to go home and work on every question until he mastered it. I've never heard him use that word as part of his vocabulary, and I told him I believed he would because as he uses more powerful words he has more powerful thoughts.
His more powerful thoughts will create more powerful feelings.
His powerful feelings will give him powerful belief.
And his powerful beliefs will lead to powerful actions as ALL of his thoughts and energy will go towards creating WHAT HE WANTS to accomplish.
Nothing else will matter. Fear, doubt, worry, stress and difficulty of not accomplishing it won't matter. These will be overcome, or they won't even exist.
The only homework I assigned was for him to hear only powerful and positive words in his head that night. He assigned himself the rest of the program.
He risked believing he could create another mini-miracle........But he didn't.
He created a major one.
He didn't do 3 times as much as he had done all year. He did 24 times as much.
He did it all.
172 questions in one night. He completed the entire program. From 04% to 100%.... in.... just.... two.... days.
The administration does care about me and does their best to protect me from myself. I don't know what's going to happen to me and if this situation is over, but I don't care as much as I do about the change that's happened because of it. What's happened to him is why I was here in the first place.
When you learn to believe in yourself, you become a beautiful miracle.
I can't post a picture of this kid. I can't show you what a beautiful miracle looks like.
But you can show yourself.
Go look in the mirror.................................and don't look away until you see it.
If You're Out There.........BECOME A BELIEVER IN YOURSELF!
If You're Ready..........WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD