Traumatic Brain Injury and Overcoming Self-Sabotage
Posted by Second Chance to Live on July 31, 2011
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Yesterday I started a new chapter in my journey with Second Chance to Live. I created and published my first video on YouTube. Click here to view the presentation. Through my recovery process I have learned a life changing lesson: With everything there is a learning curve.
In my experience, I have learned that life is about a process, not a destination. What I learn on my journey is more important than any destination. Consequently, as I allow myself to progress through my “learning curves” I give myself the permission to celebrate because of my process, instead of judging my efforts because I am not moving more quickly through my process.
In the process of making the YouTube Video, I took approximately 7 “takes” before I decided to upload the one I did to YouTube. Although – at the time – I realized that the “take” to be uploaded to YouTube was not perfect, I was satisfied that the “take” was good enough. With my realization and though remembering the lesson of “learning curves” I accepted the reality that –with time – I will undoubtedly grow in my ability to produce better videos for the Second Chance to Live channel.
By celebrating the lesson of the “learning curve”, I am able to celebrate the gains that I make – in my process — instead of fighting against myself. By celebrating the gains that I make through my learning curve, I am able to stop sabotaging myself.
My friend, I would encourage you to start on a new chapter of your journey – today. And as you start of that journey remember,you don’t have to do “it” perfectly. Instead, you can use the principle of the “learning curve”. By doing so you can give yourself the permission to explore, grow and mature in your process. By doing so, you can celebrate your gains. By doing so, you can stop judging your efforts. By doing so, you can stop fighting against yourself. By doing so, you can stop sabotaging yourself.
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