What we become in life is not based on what other people say we can or can not do, but on what we say, WE CAN, in this life. And with this understanding comes the realization that I need to own the responsibility. What I become in this life is MINE.
I do not want to live my life in quiet desperation, nor go the grave with the song still in me.
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with the song still in them.” Henry David Thoreau
Several days ago I watched a TV program that began with the caption,”2-days before”. After the “2 days before” caption appeared, the TV show began showing the events that led up to the present day events. Living with a brain Injury can be likened to the “2-days before” caption.
Living with a brain injury can leave us focusing on what we were able to do, “2-days before”.
Living with a brain injury can also keep us stuck focusing on what we can no longer do.
Living with a brain injury can keep you and I stuck focusing on our limitations and deficits.
Living with a brain injury can keep us from experiencing what we could be experiencing in the present.
The Power of “I CAN” in My Recovery Process
The good news is that I CAN move beyond “2-days before”.
The good news is that I CAN live my life in “2-days” later”.
The good news is that I CAN move beyond any prediction (s).
The good news it that I CAN work to create our own predictions.
The good news is that I CAN explore the vastness of my creative capacity.
The good news is that I CAN move forward to create hope in my recovery process.
The good news is that I CAN set goals and work toward accomplishing those goals.
The good news is that I CAN start focusing on what I can do with my life, not on what I can’t.
The good news is that I CAN take the time to discover how I can make what works for me, work for me.
The good news is that I CAN pursue my dreams and our destinies through using my gifts, talents, and abilities.
The good news is that by the grace of a loving God and hard work, I CAN achieve beyond all reasonable expectations.
The good news is that I CAN have a huge impact on both my life and the lives of other people who are brought into my life.
The good news is that I CAN enhance my well-being and my dreams a little at a time — one skill and one skill set at a time — by not giving up.
The good news is that I CAN make tremendous gains in my recovery by staying committed to the process and by focusing on and running my race.
The good new is that I CAN stay committed to my recovery process through exercising hard work, commitment, determination, drive, discipline, fortitude, persistence, tenacity, and courage.
The good news is that I CAN trust the process, a loving God and my ability to learn from the process by doing the footwork and then by letting go of the outcomes.
The good news is that I CAN grow where I am planted to be my best self and I CAN build something beautiful on my “lot” in life.
Below are links to Several Articles that Helped Me To Realize “I CAN” in My Recovery Process
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