“Working hard for something that we don’t care about is called stress; Working hard for something we love is called passion.” - Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek reminds people how important it is to have passion in what we do. There is a fine line between stress and passion. A survivor has to have passion and drive to gain back all that they are able to gain back. An individual following a brain injury needs to be passionate about all that they can gain back. No gains are made without a desire to improve. Life is all about desire. All too often we hear about stress and anxiety as it relates to work. The hardest work that somebody will ever do is to attain a meaningful recovery from a brain injury. I strive to surround myself with people who exude passion. Some people are not even aware of the incredible influence that they can have on others. Encouragement from your surrounding people can help greatly as an individual seeks to improve. While family support is great there has to be a surrounding network of friends and support that are continuously attempting to provide encouragement to a survivor. Stress and anxiety are negative and should never be the primary motivators. Stress and anxiety breed fear and cause a person to lose track of their original motivation. I would love to hear from anyone who can recall a time when their anxieties got away from them. As another summer comes to an end I hope that we all realize the good that we have in our lives. Look around you and realize that everyone needs a compliment and encouragement. Fall is upon us and schools are back in session. I truly hope that everyone had a great summer and I hope that we are all ready for the new season that is upon us. I thank you very much for reading and look forward to reading any responses that you may have.