For context please read Traumatic Brain Injury and the Power of Commitment — Part 1
You may have a desire to improve in your physical rehabilitation or in some other area of your recovery process. You may want to accomplish other goals that presently seem to be insurmountable. Consequently you may feel overwhelmed by the distance of your journey — in order to accomplish those goals. My encouragement to you my friend is to not give up on your process.
In my experience I have found that the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.
I have heard the question asked, “How do you eat an elephant?” The immensity of the elephant can appear to be overwhelming. Rather than being discouraged I can choose to look for a solution. The impossible becomes attainable when I follow the principle that is found in the answer to that question, “One bite at a time.” When I view my elephant, such as improving a tornado kick through manageable through bites, I find the encouragement to keep chewing. You may view your elephant as overwhelming and daunting. You may have asked yourself the question, “What is the point?” The elephant is just too big.
My encouragement to you my friend is to work with your therapist and find drills that will improve your skill. You may also need to find other individuals to help you with your elephants. As you stay committed to your process the immensity of your elephant will be reduced to bones and you will grow stronger with each bite. Before long, what you may now see as insurmountable will become manageable. Before long you will be able to look back and see how far you have come in your process.
In my experience, I have learned to respect the elephant (s) that become evident in my life. The good news is that I no longer need to be intimidated by the size of those elephants. Instead I can look for strategies that will work for me, so that I can be empowered to pursue my passions and in the process become of maximum service to both God and my fellows. My experience has also taught me that I do not have to be alone on my journey. I can ask for help to deal with my elephants. Consequently, I know that I can trust the process, a loving God and my ability to learn from the process.
Be encouraged my friend.
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