7lbs, SCARED, and extremely anxious.
That’s Shadow (in the pic) ready to hop out of my arms on the cold day I rescued him.
—->He was fighting with his brother at the rescue, called crazy by one woman, later labeled anxious…
…and it’s all because of how some crappy owner had treated him in the past.
When he first came to my place, Shadow was exhausted. (He was so tired the first two days — I worried something was physically wrong).
—->Shadow was a product of a POOR environment (likely a puppy mill😒)
But Shadow, of course, will never know the labels placed on him by others…
So When he moved into a POSITIVE environment… he adjusted over time…
✔️He stopped going into the crate just to pee😟
✔️He started following his food schedule.
✔️He stopped jumping out of fear EVERY time he heard a loud noise, like when a bus passed by.
✔️He stopped cowering when I randomly tried to pet him
One year later…Shadow is a more relaxed, very playful, protective, and loving dog.
Yes, He still has some ways to go… but he has come a loooong way.
And the thing I’m really grateful for?
—->Shadow doesn’t have the ability to understand the negative labels placed on him.
👉🏽Unfortunately, many of us DO understand the negative labels thrown at us.
👉🏽And we have trained ourselves to also BELIEVE them.
👉🏽Sometimes, we not only listen close to the negativity… we lean in even closer, engage, swallow the words up for a second bite, and slowly digest all of the negative things OTHER people have labeled us.
And yes, we let those same ugly words spin in our minds for days, months and years.
But Those words are not just words….
If you let them, they can have power….
Negative words are thieves in disguise🤬…
So The longer you’re in a Negative environment, digesting negative words… the more DIFFICULT it will be for you to get out of the funk…
And BUILD your legacy.
Unlike Shadow, you have the power and ability to change your destiny on your own.
It’s all about the choice.
🤔So what’s stopping You?