February 8, 2007
News & Opinion: Excerpt from My Reality Check Bounced!
For twentysomethings entering the work force, more than a few lessons can be hard-hitting. In the following excerpt from Chapter 7 of My Reality Check Bounced!, Jason Ryan Dorsey shows how to turn difficult past experiences into power and energy for the future.
THE SHADOW YOU CAN’T OUTRUN
Lindsay was able to overcome an unimaginable trauma in her past by choosing to face it head on. By doing this, by confronting her demons, she was able to resume her life already in progress. Too many of us allow our past to deﬂate our courage, creativity, and spirit, when we have the choice to use what we’ve been through—and survived—to set us free.
Hidden within your past experiences are vivid examples of your character, choices, abilities, and attitude. You have memories of double-dares you still can’t believe you accepted. You have memories of achievements that built your con