In yesterday’s article, Enhancing Your Physical Recovery Process I about starting a program to train your brain to be able to mirror similar skills on both sides of your body. Your dominant side (the side that you most comfortably use, be it that you are right of left-handed) and your non-dominant side of your body (that you do not write with normally). In my article, I also encouraged you to start slow and stick with the process of developing new skills and abilities.
In today’s article, I want to share some thing that may be looming in your mind over accomplishing such a goal or feat. You may subsequently be saying to yourself, “that is just too big of a goal” or “how can you expect me to ever accomplish that…?”. Well, let me assure you that you are not the only one who has had those thoughts. I have too. The good news is that we do not need to allow ourselves to limited or paralyzed by such thoughts as we start the process.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar
As I have shared in articles that I have written on my other website, Second Chance to Live training in different martial arts disciplines have helped me in many ways. As I have shared, using extreme safety; training in different martial arts has given me a way to understand and explore myself and to discover what I am capable of accomplishing through my mind, body and spirit. For me, this too has been a process, one drill and one combination of drills at a time.
“I once heard a riddle, “How do you eat an elephant?” I then heard the reply, “One bite at a time.”
In October 2007 I wrote Traumatic Brain Injury and the Elephant in which I shared how I used the principle of eating the elephant to learn how to execute a tornado kick. By breaking the skill of executing a tornado kick into manageable bites (strengthening my legs, working on my balance, practicing individual movements, combining those movements and then drilling those movements a bazillions times) I found that I grew in my ability to execute a tornado kick.
In the event that you are looking at some thing that you want to accomplish to enhance your life and well-being, use the answer to the riddle, “One bite at a time”. Work on one facet of the skill (be it working on balance, strengthening your legs, working on individual skills and then combining those skills through a bazillion repetitions) if like me, need be. And as I found before long you will be able to perform a skill that you previously thought was out of your reach.
And over time you will find that you have consumed your elephant and in the process created new hope in your life.
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