When Denzel Washington was just 14, his parents’ marriage turned to turmoil. With the absence of his father, the young man started hanging out in the streets and getting into much trouble; he eventually became a heroin addict, some sources say. He credits his mother and the Boy’s and Girl’s club for turning his life around and putting him on the right path.
Denzel’s adversity proves that humans can turn their lives inside out from extreme negatives to big positives. Everything in our lives can change, and yes 360 degree’s is totally possible. The answer however, lies in the decision to change, having the courage to follow through and act on it and then most importantly staying consistent with the new lifestyle tweak. This is the key element that allowed everything in Denzel’s world to flip inside out. He had found his calling, he had the right mindset and beliefs – it was his self-control and will power that were lacking, and as soon as he boldly took the necessary steps to become a razor sharp individual, everything else would surely adjust too!
“I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me – spiritually and financially.” – Denzel Washington