Rooting for the Underdog…

*Before I even get started, I promised Sam I would post a link to her blog post which talks about helping people with Asperger’s .

Sam’s Post

There you go, Sam!

_____________________ My Post for Today ____________________

Growing up (and even now) I have always found myself attracted to the underdogs.I rooted for the team from the smaller school; I rooted for the hero who was battling other things beside what he/she was mainly fighting; I even rooted for the superheroes who were underdogs:

Spiderman – never could seem to get the girl or the good job, Batman – lost both parents to criminals, and Daredevil – blind.

I just look at things and see that I appreciated those who had uphill battles to win.

Here’s the thing: visualization is a reality; what you think about most comes to pass. I had always “believed” that, if you had to fight an uphill battle, then the victory was, not only sweeter, but assured. Life, I am finding out, doesn’t always play that way. I have managed to create myself as a person who is always fighting an uphill battle. This is not a complaint; I am happy with my life; I wouldn’t trade it for a million dollars (maybe five million…). However, it has now occurred to me that, perhaps, I should start focusing on success rather than the how of getting there.

This is 1 of 6, they are all listed at the end.

I should not have to achieve everything in life by climbing, tooth and nail, to whatever level I choose to achieve in life. So, the obvious thing is to, simply, change the way I view things. Not so simple, actually, to change a lifetime of thinking patterns. Yet, I see that it has to change if I am to succeed more quickly and be in tune with my new attitude.

The purpose of this is not to quit thinking about the underdogs; they will always exist and serve as a reminder that being handicapped in one way or another does not mean you can’t succeed; in fact, you can and it will be sweet.

What it means is that, if you wish to succeed, do your best and focus on thinking that you are special; you are successful; and that you can do well without having to fight from the bottom of the pile.

Just a thought…of course, a thought is the most powerful bit of creation in the world. Nothing, man-made, exists that was not, once, just a thought.

Remember that! (and, um, think on it!)
Scott Wayne Dyer Pt 6 / 6 Wayne Dyer Pt 5/ 6  Wayne Dyer Pt 4 / 6  Wayne Dyer Pt 3 of 6 Wayne Dyer pt 2 of 6 Wayne Dyer pt 1 of 6

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  • Mollie Player  On May 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Off topic, but. . . I see you “liked” my blog post on Why Faith Works. Would you happen to have a true law of attraction story to share on my site? If so, I’d love to feature it with a link back to your blog. Let me know!


  • magsx2  On May 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    “Nothing, man-made, exists that was not, once, just a thought.”
    So very true.


  • GinaV  On May 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you for all this. Like your tagline states, and I agree, we are all connected. I am glad I found your light-filled blog! Namaste.


    • kindredspirit23  On May 5, 2012 at 12:41 am

      And, thank you! It’s so nice to hear a new voice! Yes, we are all connected and that means we need to support each other because the helps to support ourselves.


  • Aspergers Girls  On May 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I love how spirit speaks through you and tells me Exactly what I need to hear. I have ALWAYS routed for the underdog. I have always tried to help and nurture the underdog. Now I realize I see myself as an underdog. I don’t want to be a top dog, but just a dog would be nice. 🙂
    thank you! I love Dyer. I have listened and read almost everything he has ever scribed.
    Thanks for posting a link to my blog. Much gratitude.

    I will listen to some YouTubes you posted as I blog.

    Thanks much, friend
    Sam 🙂


    • kindredspirit23  On May 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      I would say you are welcome, but this is just a sharing with you as you have shared your life with me.
      We are all in this same sea of trying. As I told my students, trying is not the answer, doing is the answer.
      Try to pick up a pencil (you can’t try; you either pick it up or you don’t). Focus on success.


  • jungleintherumble  On May 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Good stuff!


    • kindredspirit23  On May 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks! I believe firmly in this! I have seen it all work; now, I am just redoing a bit of how I have applied it.



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