Resolution to Succeed — Awareness, Acceptance and Action
Posted by Second Chance to Live on November 29, 2012
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. Recently, I had a gracious reader of Second Chance to Live leave a comment. The comment generated some thoughts that I would like to share with you. I believe that we are uniquely different, which qualifies us to leave a set of foot prints on the sand of time.
As a different and unique individual, I have come to realize that I was never meant to be anyone but myself. My specific set of circumstances, have equipped me to excel and flourish in life. To excel and flourish in my life, I have needed to become comfortable in my own skin. To be comfortable in my own skin, I have needed to grow in both self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Being a different and unique individual — living with a traumatic brain injury and an invisible disability — has and does equip me to do things uniquely and outside of the box. To learn to excel and flourish outside of the box, I have had to learn to accept what I was powerless over, so that I could identify and develop what I do have power over as I live my life.
By accepting what I am powerless over, I have been able to excel and flourish beyond the box of anyone’s expectation. By accepting what I have not been able to overcome, I have been able to use my time and energy to discover how to excel and flourish. By growing in the awareness and acceptance of this distinction, I have been able to stop fighting against myself.
What I discovered through my process, was that I fought against myself by struggling to justify the denial that kept me believing and striving to prove that I had power over what I had no power. What I discovered through my process, was that I stopped fighting against myself when I started to use my time and energy in ways that worked for me.
With my awareness and acceptance, I came to realize what works for other people does not have to work for me and what works for me, may not work for other people. With my awareness, acceptance and as I have gotten into action — by using what works for me — I have been able to get out of the “rat race” of competing and comparing myself to and with other people.
In my experience – as I have grown in my awareness, acceptance and taken action – I have become a much happier person. In my experience – as I have grown in my awareness, acceptance and taken action – I have been able to focus on what I do best. In my experience – as I have grown in my awareness, acceptance and taken action – I have been able to use what works for me.
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” Abraham Lincoln
“Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.” – Unknown
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