In today’s article, I would like to share something that has helped me in my brain injury recovery process. I would like to borrow from the concept that many sports use in their preparations, training camps. Training camps prepare the individuals in the sport to achieve effectively and efficiently. Like training camps in sports preparation, I have come to realize that life’s experience provide many training camps. These camps are designed to empower you and me to perform effectively and efficiently. And as with any training camp, those who participate in the camp must dedicate themselves to the activities of the camp. The benefit received by each participant is dependent upon the effort put forth during the camp.
But in order to benefit from the training camp the participant needs to stay committed to the process, while executing the basics — determination, drive, discipline, fortitude, persistence, tenacity, and courage.
Training camps necessitate hard work, commitment, determination, discipline, drive, fortitude, persistence, tenacity, and courage. Making the decision to not give up despite…When the individual makes a decision to persevere in the face of discouragement and setbacks, character is formed. Character enables the individual to grow and develop in ways that once seemed to be out of their reach. Character must be established on a foundation of humility. Apart from humility, any progress that is made during the camp will be eclipsed by arrogance. Arrogance interrupt’s the participant’s ability to progress in the camp because the individual becomes resistant to learning. The product of arrogance closes the eyes and ears of the camp’s participant.
No one is coming to save you or me. We have to do our own work.
When we get busy, we get better.
When the participant can not see or hear what is essential to advance in the camp, they will cease to benefit from the camp. Arrogance can lead the individual to believe that they can bypass hard work, commitment, determination, drive, discipline, fortitude, persistence, tenacity, and courage. Arrogance can lead the individual to believe that someone else is at fault for them not progressing in the training camp. Arrogance can lead the individual to believe that someone is coming to save them. That a program, in and of itself; will provide a magic pill or a special potion to replace hard work. To that I would say, learn from the program, but then get busy to apply what you have learned in the program. You are the only one who can benefit from the time, energy and effort that you put into your training camp.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar
If you are doubting that you can benefit from the “training camps” that your experiences provide, let me share some good news with you. You are capable. You can learn from what works and does not work for you. What works for you may not work for anyone else, but you won’t know unless you put in the time and effort. So look at your circumstances are opportunities as training camps, designed to help you win in life. And stay committed to each of your training camps. Don’t take short cuts. Apply the basics — hard work, commitment, determination, drive, discipline, fortitude, persistence, tenacity and courage — to your process and before long you will be able to see how much progress you have made, because you stayed committed to the process in each training camp (s).
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Once we start walking, before long we will be able to look back and see how far we have come, because we did not give up.” Craig J. Phillips MRC. BA
Envision yourself winning in life.
See your experience’s in life as a series of training camps.
Training camps that are helping you to run your race in life.
Training camps that are preparing you to finish strong.
Training camps that are rewarding you for your hard work and determination.
Training camps that empower you to follow your dreams
Training Camps that cause you to triumph in your life.
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