Hi and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am so glad to see that you decided to drop by and visit with me. Through my experience I have learned an extremely valuable lesson. The lesson I am about to share with you will empower your process. Your quality of your life will be enhanced as you take advantage of what I have learned through my process. For specific details of my process please read, My Journey thus Far.
As a traumatic brain injury survivor I have found that my quality of living has grown in proportion to my ability to be resourceful. Being resourceful has opened doors that would have remained closed to me. My proactive participation in my process has produced success. Not all my efforts to be resourceful have resulted in tangible gains, however I have grown significantly as a person through the experience.
As a traumatic brain injury survivor I have had to pay attention to details. In many instances I have chosen to be my own case manager because I choose to be proactive in my process. I am responsible to and for myself. My desire and motivation is to find solutions. Although I have scraped my knees in my attempts to succeed, I determine to rise again regardless of how many times I have fallen.
Sometimes my resourcefulness has involved a process of elimination. Not every attempt or contact made has yielded a successful outcome. At times I have started down one road –through my efforts — only to find that I needed to go back and start over. My ability to learn has been empowered by the opportunities brought about because of my resourcefulness. Success many times has resulted because of my baby steps.
Being resourceful does not have to be on a grand scale. Accomplishing small tasks / goals can be facilitated through using different strategies. In my quest to accomplish a small goal or task I may decide to ask a friend for help, or call a professional to obtain some needed information. I may decide to visit a business, agency or organization that specializes in what I want to accomplish or gain. With all labor there is profit.
As I mentioned earlier, being resourceful does not mean that I have to be successful all the time. The benefit of my struggle to learn and grow through my obstacles empowers my capacity to take advantage of my opportunities. Being resourceful adds garnish to those opportunities. A friend of mine reminds me, that nothing ventured, nothing gained. I have also come to realize that if I don’t ask, many times I will not get.
My encouragement to you my friend is to sit down and make a list of things you would like to accomplish or have answered. Once you have made that list, begin to ask yourself questions. Who could help me find a solution or provide an answer / information to help me accomplish my goals or my tasks. Using the phone or looking on the World Wide Web may provide the needed resources. Don’t limit the resource possibilities. Do your research.
Determination may also need to become your constant companion. Tenacity and persistence your close friends. Consequently, don’t loose heart because more will be revealed. You may be on the verge of finding exactly what you need, so don’t give up. As you persevere you will experience a new freedom. You will learn to trust the process. You will grow stronger and you will accomplish what you once thought was beyond your reach.
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