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by Drea Kasianchuk
Almost a year ago I attended Breakthrough To Success with the Pathways to Success for Youth Team. As i reflect back on my experience, my only wish was that these success principles were introduced to me at a younger age. I am still considered young, but I believe that my teens and early twenties would have been positively influenced and tremendously impacted by acquiring a greater sense of self-awareness and confidence. That's why I'm glad I am involved in the Pathways to Success for Youth Project and will be involved in their fall event bringing this work into the high school I graduated from!
I went into this conference with an open mind, hoping that I could tap into my life's purpose and walk away with a plan to fulfill this path. That didn't quite happen. But in 5 days, I left with life-changing tools that gave me the confidence to know that I was on my way to discover my purpose and the mindset to appreciate my life and all that it has to offer.
I spent most of my childhood and early twenties believing I would need to work extra hard to get what I wanted out of life, and that if anything came too easily, I wasn’t trying hard enough. I was always told over and over again that life wasn’t easy. It was this mindset that allowed me to think that I wasn’t good enough and that I would always have to try harder to be better. Essentially, I was making my life a lot more difficult than it needed to be.
After this conference, I was able to identify this limiting belief, recognize that I wasn’t doing a service to myself by inflicting so much stress and expectation. With the help of the tools I learned at BTS, I chose to let go of this belief so I could positively encourage myself through life’s challenges. BTS allowed me to see that I could begin to discern my life’s purpose and enjoy this discovery with:
This just skims the surface of the wisdom I gathered from this experience.
During my week at BTS, my world and my heart were filled with incredible connections that have changed my life forever. I often think this conference is in my top 5 best things I have done with my life, but then I think, of that top 5, what beats it? The answer is nothing. BTS is #1 because it has enriched every part of my life and has become the foundation in all that I do. I feel like I've been gifted a new lens to view the world through, which allows me to see that anything is possible, that I am very lucky to have the gift of life to experience all that I can, and that love and compassion is truly the only way---love wins, love heals, love completes life. This event, Jack's success principles, and this wonderful community empower me to make the most of my time on this planet.
Again, my only wish was that these success principles were introduced to me at a younger age. I believe that my teens and early twenties would have been positively influenced and tremendously impacted by acquiring a greater sense of self-awareness and confidence. Although this wasn't possible for me, but it is being made possible through the Pathways to Success for Youth Program. Please consider making a donation to this foundation to send another group of young adults to BTS this year, so they can continue to bring these principles into schools to share this remarkable set of tools with all adolescents. Lets inspire our youth!
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Pathways to Success for Youth Team
Patty Aubery, Trisha Jacobson, Jack Canfield, Mikayla Cerney
Marissa Maitland, Molly Mullins, Marianna Robinson, Grace Remillard, Jack Canfield, Trish Jacobson, Mikayla Cerney, Meg Perrin & Faith Jacobson
Jackie DiFonzo, Olivia Belanger, Kelly Sharp, Marianna Robinson, Chance Bousquet, Meg Perrin, Lea Thelemarck being interviewed by Patty Aubery, President of The Canfield Training Group
Team members not shown: Nichole Tomacelli, Jen Collard, Whitney Pray, Drea Kasianchuk, Chelsea Latham