Ulcerative Colitis Can’t Stop a Winning Attitude

Everybody wants to win.

Winning gives a certain pride and joy that keeps us wanting more. Winning becomes a motivating factor for a person to do her best so she can reap the rewards.

But then, winning doesn’t happen all the time. Sometimes we have to lose, and this can be disheartening. But for some, winning is not just the result of a certain contest or competition. It is a state of mind—striving for excellence and prevailing even at the face of setback. And for Shawnee Allen, a high school student-athlete and golf champion, a winning spirit doesn’t just apply to her efforts on the golf course.

Shawnee lives with ulcerative colitis, and after a year of learning how to manage this disease, she can finally refocus her efforts to returning to the game she has loved since a young child.

Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine—the symptoms can be very painful and cause a great deal of discomfort. It’s a disease that can certainly challenge a positive attitude.

One of the true secrets to success is attitude. Therefore, the most important victory we need to achieve before we can win life’s many battles is to overcome self-doubts and develop a winning attitude.

Even with best-laid plans, there will always be a situation that will throw us off-balance. This usually results in a ruined plan or setback.

We should not let that get us down.

We should try our best to stay positive especially in difficult situations.

Not only will it help us get through tough situations, but it may also open our mind for a new beginning. We can learn from Shawnee and her struggle with ulcerative colitis. Click here to read more.

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