Several days ago I wrote the article, Abraham Lincoln and Not Giving Up on Your Dreams. To make the information available to individuals who learn through watching and listening, I am creating Abraham Lincoln and Not Giving Up on Your Dreams Video Presentation. To watch and listen to the presentation of the article, you may click on this link: Abraham Lincoln and Not … [Read more...]
Fulfilling Dreams after Brain Injury
Before our brain injuries, dreams for the future may have seemed bright. Following our brain injuries, those dreams may now seem out of reach. What once seemed attainable, may no longer appear to be realistic. Through my recovery process I discovered that although life may have changed forever, I do not have to give up on my dreams. Although the way in which I once followed my bliss has changed, I do not have to give up on my bliss.
“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift, you can present with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent you only have a half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you, and you can not hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
What I discovered gave me hope. What I discovered helped me to realize that I could follow my passion in a different way. In a way that would give me the ability to pursue and achieve my passion. My passion to encourage people to not give up on their dreams. In a way that would give me a medium to use my gifts, talents and abilities. In a way that would work for me. In a way that would be received by the people who wanted what I had to bring to the table.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs
The articles in this category are written to encourage you to follow your dreams. To follow your dreams in ways that work for you, for the people who want what you have to bring to the table. To the table of life. So, be encouraged and don't give up. You will find a way to use your gifts, talents and abilities. Your limitations do not have to limit you. You can find a way that will work for you. You can create with your life and change your world. Only believe and put action behind your belief.
I have been thinking about a parable. I am not sure who is the author of this parable. To the author of this parable I say, thank you. You are a very wise person. The Cracked Pot The Cracked Pot has been an encouragement to me, as I have struggled with feeling like a cracked pot. In the event that you have also struggled with feeling like a cracked pot, I would invite you to … [Read more...]
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Over the past 2 days I wrote a 2 part article, What is, "Second Chance to Live"?. The 2 images that I used were puzzles with the caption, Finding What Works Best For You. Through my process and for many years I attempted to fit into a truth that other people wanted me to … [Read more...]
To listen to and watch the video presentation of the article, please you may click on this link: Adversity, Life and Choosing to Live My Dreams each Day Video Presentation "Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." Robert Louis Stevenson I have been thinking about the relationship between adversity, life and living my dreams. Adversity no … [Read more...]
To listen to and watch this video presentation of this article, you may click on this link: I Am Not a “Label” — Being Our Own Best Cheerleader Video Presentation Over the past several days I have been struggling with something. Something that I have had a difficult time understanding. Something that has been a distraction to me. Last night I had a spiritual awakening that … [Read more...]