At just eight years old, I experienced something that would change my life forever. I was bullied by my track teammates, but instead of letting it defeat me, I chose to own my power and thrive. In this article, I’m going to share how I discovered my inner strength and how it can help you too.

“Discovering My Inner Strength”

I used to be a shy and introverted child, but going through bullying helped me discover something incredible. I realized that I had the strength to overcome any obstacle in my path. I learned that winning wasn’t just about the physical aspect, but the mental one too. This realization helped me to unlock my potential and become the person I was always meant to be.

“Standing Up to My Bullies”

When my coach moved me from the “B” relay team to the “A” sprint relay team, my teammates weren’t happy. They made it clear that they disapproved of my selection and even called me names. But I refused to back down. I stood tall and refused to be intimidated. I knew that my coach believed in me, and with that belief, I was able to overcome my bullies’ antics.

“Believing in Myself”

The experience of being bullied taught me a valuable lesson – that believing in myself is crucial to success. I knew that my inner power and strength were enough to help me overcome any obstacle, and this belief propelled me to greatness. Even when my teammates tried to bring me down, I refused to let their words define me. Instead, I let my actions speak for themselves and proved to everyone that I was a fierce and unstoppable force to be reckoned with.


In conclusion, owning your power and thriving is a choice that we all have. We may not be able to control our circumstances, but we can control our mindset and how we react to them. By discovering our inner strength, standing up to our bullies, and believing in ourselves, we too can become victors instead of victims.

So, the next time you face a challenge, remember my story and ask yourself – “Will I let this defeat me, or will I own my power and thrive?