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Individuals from the digging deeper event at The Ohio State University

The Power of Resiliency: Overcoming Adversity

Program Theme: Overcoming Adversity

Rashan delves into the emotional impact of being unable to read and write, discussing how it affected his self-esteem and led to behavior issues that caused him to fall behind his peers academically. He further shares the profound impact of hurtful words that he encountered, particularly when he graduated at the bottom of his high school class. Instead of succumbing to these setbacks, Rashan transformed these experiences into motivation, using them as fuel to set empowering goals and navigate life's obstacles.

Throughout the presentation, Rashan empowers and encourages attendees by illustrating that their past does not define their present or future. By sharing his personal story of resilience, he inspires participants to embrace their own unique strengths and capabilities, fostering a sense of hope and possibility.

Learning Objective

  • Increased understanding of the power of resilience in overcoming challenges and adversity.

  • Inspiration to transform negative experiences into sources of motivation and personal growth through self-reflection.

  • Empowerment to set empowering goals and navigate life's obstacles.

  • Promotion of self-acceptance and redefining success based on individual values and growth.

  • A sense of hope and possibility for attendees to create a brighter future.

  • Identify how Words of Affirmation can be applied to our daily lives.

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