Today, I got Deondre to listen to this podcast. In particular, i asked him to listen to the segment, "I changed my mind".
He is someone who has always been so afraid of change, or not necessarily afraid but has had a difficult time accepting change. or change was viewed as a bad thing.
After listening to this segment, it was so rewarding to see that he no longer felt that way.
If you can help someone in any kind of way, do it. I wake up everyday with the purpose to influence. Today, I influenced the most important person in my life.
His response to the segment was:
"I think that podcast may have changed me a lot yo. Damn... I really believe that people are put in ya life for a reason and that podcast is one reason u were put in mine. I just feel so open like I see a lot different. I saw a lot differently while I was listening. I’ve grown so much. Crazy how when I was little I asked my dad, “how will I know when I’m a man?” And he told me “when you don’t have to question it”. I think through the changes life has presented me with I’ve become a man. So I don’t wanna hate change anymore but rather welcome it and prepare for it and understand that everything in my life is not certain and things can change any day but I must remember to be okay with change in my life".
Hope this post alone, helps someone struggling through transition and remember:
"only birds in a cage, think that birds who fly are weird".