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Following our brain injuries, we may find that our ability to accomplish certain things has changed. Because our abilities and capabilities may have changed we may become discouraged and despondent.
But there is good news.
Instead, of continuing to be discouraged because of what we can no longer do we can set off on an adventure. We can begin an adventure to discover how to use our abilities and capabilities.
The Adventure involves a Process
The adventure involves the process of learning how to use our abilities and capabilities in ways that will now work. Ways that will now work for us to accomplish what we once thought impossible.
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inch by Inch Life’s a Cinch. Yard by Yard, Life is Hard
“Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.” Frank A. Clark
For many years I unknowingly bought into the lie of SHAME: Should Have Already Mastered Everything. The lie that told me that if I did not know how to do things perfectly then there was something wrong with me.
The message of shame still haunts me at times, but now I am aware.
My awareness helps me to remember that I do not have to do things perfectly. My awareness helps me to recognize my adventure involves process and progress, not perfection.
With these awareness’ I am free to pursue excellence (QUALITY) instead of perfection.
What I Have Discovered About Myself
As I allow myself to pursue excellence (quality) instead of tying to be perfect I find that I have more peace in my life.
As I allow myself to pursue excellence (quality) instead of trying to be perfect I find that I am able to stop striving to prove my worth and value.
As I allow myself to pursue excellence (quality) instead of trying to be perfect I find that I am able to stop needing other people’s approval and validation.
As I allow myself to pursue excellence (quality) instead of trying to be perfect I find that I am able to be more comfortable on my own adventure.
I am able to be more comfortable in my own skin.
As I am more comfortable on my own adventure
I find the freedom to use my gifts, talents and abilities.
I find the freedom to run my own race, instead of comparing my race to the race (s) of other people.
I find the freedom to accept and build on my own lot in life, instead of for comparing my lot with what other people are building on their lots.
Below are Several Quotes that Encourage Me to Pursue Excellence (QUALITY) Instead of Perfection
“Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” Brad Henry
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz
“Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.” Roy L. Smith
“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” Bobby Unser
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