Changing Mindsets — An Important Step for our Youth
We have the ability and responsibility to create the best lives for ourselves and our families. Regardless of the obstacles and barriers in our lives, we are responsible for finding ways around them to achieve the life we want and feel we deserve. Our youth are no exception to this reality. Through decades of interacting with the youth, I realize that many young people are not aware of the power they possess and responsibility they have to push past these obstacles to achieve success. Many young people are held back and put off by the issues in their lives and the world around them. Not realizing their strengths and lacking the tenacity to persevere despite difficulties and setbacks causes some to blame others and quit trying, while settling for less.
Our education system is not always seen as a source for providing our youth with the essential life skills needed to persevere through the obstacles. At home, teaching and learning opportunities provided by parents often fall on deaf ears with comments or thoughts that parents do not understand the struggles of today’s youth. Unfortunately, with both school and home environments suffering with the inability to reach our youth, many turn to the streets or social media for information and guidance. These platforms can further distort our young people’s minds by misrepresenting reality, leaving them worse off and further away from the correct path, without providing alternative and realistic ways to reach their goals.
Providing powerful messages that young people can relate to, giving them positive examples of real-life success, and helping them recognize and understand the realistic paths that exist for them to reach their goals, they will be motivated and empowered, while changing their mindset towards achieving the things they want in life. The mindset change allows the youth to realize that success can be a reality despite any of the negative situations that may exist in their lives. In my life, changing my mindset allowed me to overcome a heavy stutter in my youth, the criminal temptations that existed because of growing up in a tough neighborhood, and racial obstacles. By thinking differently and changing my mindset towards life, I was able to excel in my law enforcement career, retire comfortably, attain the highest level of education, author and self-publish three books, and start two businesses to pursue my passions. Through changed mindsets, young people can have a life filled with real accomplishments that will not only build their momentum towards success, but also allow them to live the life they want and deserve.
Through my business, Forward Motion Life Success, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on empowerment, changing mindsets, and removing limitations, I relay these powerful and much needed inspirational messages directly to our youth. Through the speaking engagements and workshops, I conduct, the youth realize the potential within themselves, while guiding them through the principles that are proven to achieve the success they desire in life. My work has successfully guided young people off the streets and back into school, towards continuing their education into college, pursuing graduate education and law school, transitioning into better careers, starting businesses, and achieving the successes they thought were only a dream.
Contact me for information on speaking to your group or conducting a workshop for your organization:
Dr. Alfred S. Titus, Jr.
Forward Motion Life Success, Inc.
Telephone #: 646–389–4411