It was that dumpster, and what he did to climb out, that inspired Dr. Padin to write this book. In the book Dr. Padin shares his most personal moments of defeat and triumph, of fear and courage, of stagnation and momentum. The principles found inside the book helped Dr. Padin, and now he hopes it helps everyone who reads it find their way out of their own dumpsters.
In his own words:
“As a young man, I decided I didn’t need an education from those schools that would, oftentimes, give up on Latino inner-city kids like me. I dropped out. I walked away. This one act was the beginning of my descent into the dumpster, a decision that set me up on a path of frustration, lack, and shame. I have to admit, I was lucky; I was able to wake up and realize that, this choice, made in frustration, anger and haste, played into my own limiting beliefs. I snapped out of my frustration with “the system,” changed my belief system, accepted full responsibility for my life, and took the necessary steps out of that limiting situation.
“This is the story of how I was able to gain control of my life and get back on track. It’s the story of how I turned what appeared to be unattainable dreams—for a higher education, abundance for my family and opportunity for my children, and a fulfilling life for myself—into achievable goals through a plan. A plan that anyone can follow. A plan that is attainable if people decide to change their mindset, work hard, and take absolute responsibility for their own lives….You are limitlessness in your own ability to do whatever you set your mind to, and work towards. Go for your goals. Realize your dreams. Everything you need to get started on your new journey is in your hands this very moment.” -Dr. Reggie R. Padin