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Through my recovery process, I discovered that my drive to be perfect hindered my willingness to take risks.
In the process, I discovered that perfectionism fueled my fear of failure.
With my Awareness
I discovered that I was being driven by a taskmaster called perfectionism.
I discovered that perfectionism bullied me through the voice of shame.
I discovered that I was being driven by SHAME (Should Have Already Mastered Everything).
But, thank God, that I met a different guide.
A Guide that gave me Hope
Instead of continuing to believe that I needed to do things perfectly the guide helped me to change my focus.
Instead of being driven by the taskmaster (feeling that I needed to so things perfectly), I could start listening to and being guided by the voice of excellence.
For many years I had no idea that I had a difficulty learning and applying sequences of information.
In the process, I became frustrated with myself, as I focused on all or none.
In the process, I focused on trying to be perfect, instead of on progress, not perfection.
How the Guide called Excellence Changed my Life
With my recovery process, I began to realize that I could give stop trying to master everything already.
Through accepting my difficulty learning and applying sequences of information I stopped beating up on myself.
And when I stopped beating up on myself I was able to try something different.
And what I tried worked for me.
What Helped me to Excel — Working on One skill and One Skill Set at a Time
In my process of discovery, I began to realize that I could master skills and skill sets through repetitive mirrored movement.
The guide of excellence taught me that I could work on one skill at a time.
The guide of excellence taught me that I could learn to excel at one skill at a time.
Excelling, over time, in a different Skills gave/gives me the ability to Combine those Acquired skills into Skill Sets
With time, commitment, tenacity, and persistence, I discovered that I could combine Skill Sets with other Skill Sets to achieve Goals.
Through combining skills, skill sets and combined skill sets I have been able to accomplish goals that I never dreamed possible.
Through staying committed to the process (by not giving up) I have experienced both small and huge successes.
In the process, I have been able to celebrate both small and huge victories, one skill at a time.
Following a brain injury, we may find that skills which once came naturally to us, now seem out of reach.
In the process, we may find ourselves becoming both frustrated and discouraged.
In the process we may find ourselves wanting to give up.
But there is Good News
By staying committed to the process we can learn to compensate and once again build those skills
By staying committed to the process we can learn to compensate and build confidence.
Little by little, we can re-learn skills and learn new skills.
In the process, we can begin to celebrate the successes we make as we are re-learn/learn skills and skill sets.
Don’t Give Up
In the process, we can achieve goals that we never thought we could achieve.
In the process, we can begin to celebrate both small and huge victories, one skill at a time.
In the process, we can excel in life.
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