Matt Drinkhahn has had a journey filled with many moving experiences.
Matt tells us about his experience in the seventh grade and went to a new school. On the first day, he tried to sit at the lunch table with the basketball players, but the person at the table told him he couldn't sit there. Matt felt emotions welling inside him and ended up having lunch in a bathroom stall, crying.
When Matt's father learned of the incident, he asked Matt a powerful question: "Now that this happened, what are you going to do about it?" His father's advice challenged Matt to stand up to the situation, choose his attitude, and not let it keep him down. This moment of vulnerability was pivotal in Matt's life and reminds us that how we respond to challenging situations is important.
One of the main takeaways from this episode is that we all experience moments of rejection or failure. It is important to acknowledge our feelings and process them and to remember that we can choose our attitude and how we respond. Another takeaway is to recognize the impact of our relationships and the influence of our parents. Matt's father's advice was a crucial part of his journey, and the relationships we have can help shape the way we respond to life's moments. Lastly, the episode reminds us to reflect on how our experiences have shaped us and to be grateful for the lessons we've learned.
This episode of The Life Shift Podcast was a powerful reminder of the impactful moments that can shape our lives. Through Matt's story, we can be reminded of the importance of our relationships, of choosing our attitude, and of reflecting on our experiences.
- Acknowledge our feelings and process them.
- Recognize the impact of our relationships and the influence of our parents.
- Reflect on how our experiences have shaped us and be grateful for the lessons we’ve learned.