Thursday, June 28, 2012

Success is Measured By How You Handle Disappointment

There are many things in life that provide us with “reasons to give up”. I believe that one’s threshold for the amount of provocation they can take while continually pushing it off and moving forward, says much for his/her character. I know that when a level of success is met; one often realizes that there had been several elements of success along the way that he or she hadn’t recognized at the time. Robert Kiyosaki’s quote, “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” Anyone who knows me personally knows that I handle my disappointments and frustration with extreme honesty.

I guess it has sort of become my main characteristic to my personality. It is also how I am comfortable channeling my stress and anxiety. I feel that even though it may make me appear to be very anxiety ridden and nervous, I am far more at ease and relaxed in “grabbing the bull by the horns” and addressing my issues through direct communication. I would love to hear from several responders about what they have noticed in relation to their friend or family and how they handle their anxieties regarding a traumatic injury. Another way I channel my stress and anxieties is to go to the gym and sweat it out. It is important to remember that aside from your close family, you can’t always trust everyone.

Sometimes it is better to speak to a therapist whom has signed and is covered under the confidentiality clause. People are social animals and it is natural for people to discuss and share things. I found that out the hard way soon after my injury. I mentioned something to somebody who I thought I could trust; evidentially this was not the case and I chalk it all up to experience. I would love to hear from everybody who has had an experience with this type of social interaction with a person post TBI. As always I thank you very much in advance and I look forward to each and every unique response.