Second Chance to Live

Sharing Hope in the Face of Adversity — One Piece at a Time

Traumatic Brain Injury and Seeing Myself in a Mirror Part 4

Posted by Second Chance to Live on April 16, 2010

Please read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 for context. Thank you.

Through my experience and awareness I have discovered that by staying committed to my  process — my own jeet kune do — I am able to stay true to myself. As I am true to myself, I am able to be my authentic self — not in some one else’s image. As I stay true to my authentic self, I am able to trust the process, a loving God and myself.

Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with cumulative force of a who life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another you only have an extemporaneous half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you and you can not hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have not already started a project or pursued a dream I would encourage you to  — GO FOR IT. As I have read in a quote, nothing happens yet for a dream. So dream my friend. And if you meet opposition on the way, please remember that you do not have to do “it” perfectly. You can learn at your own pace. You can learn how to use what works best for you.

By practicing the principle of jeet kune do — using what works for us and discarding what does not — we can move closer to accomplishing the project or realizing the dream. And when we hear the voice of failure — as we move in the direction of our dreams — we can remember that there is no such thing as failure, only another opportunity to learn.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  Thomas A. Edison Thomas Edison held a world record of 1093 patents for inventions such as the light bulb and phonograph.

Through changing our perspective, we can view what we have learned as a victory, rather than as a defeat. We can use what we have learned to empower our process. We can do the foot work while letting go of the outcomes. We can enjoy the process and celebrate our successes. We can move in the direction of our dreams and endeavor to live the life that…

“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours”  Henry David Thoreau

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