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I am the 2%
Mattie Murrey-Tegels, MA, CCC-SLP, L, CLSC and Founder of Fresh SLP.

By Mattie Murrey-Tegels

In honor of Valentine’s day, I’m sharing a poem I wrote that reminds us our goals are reached when we start with self-compassion; when we start with love and awe for ourselves and the lives we want to create.

They say that only 2% of people who set their goals, actually reach their goals. This goes for large life-changing goals from breaking free and staying free from abusive relationships, to finally reaching long-standing weight loss goals, to liberating financial freedom.  

I am the 2%

I am part of the 2% that survives and thrives.

I am someone.
I am someone not to be denied.
I am someone not to be underestimated.
I am someone not to be brushed aside.
I am someone not to be discouraged.
I am someone not to be dismissed.

I am someone that will overcome.  
I am someone that will persevere.
I am someone that will rise above and move on.
I am someone that will fulfill her dreams and have the life she wants.
I am someone that will set my goals and work slowly and diligently towards them.
I am someone that will arrive in heaven with a large smile on my face with a life well-lived.
I am someone.  

I am the 2% that makes it.

Why me?  Someone has to be the 2% that actually does survive and thrive.  

So instead of asking, “why me?”  I ask myself, “Why not me?”

Please read this and know I’m thinking, “why not you, SLP!?”

Download the poem to print and read again and again!

Written by Mattie Murrey

February 11, 2021

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