Friday, June 2, 2017

If we want to direct our lives, we must control our actions.

“In essence if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” Tony Robbins 

We need to take notice of what becomes habit. It is very important to plan out our daily actions. There will always be special occurrences yet we need to take notice and make sure that our everyday behaviors are done in support of our grand plans. As a brain injury survivor there are many things that are out of our control. I myself as a brain injury survivor was desperate to find things that I could control. In life there are so many aspects of daily living that those who have never been injured take for granted. As a survivor I recall when I was first able to do my contacts and how big of a deal that was to me. Now as the years have gone on I do my contacts daily without thinking about the accomplishment that it was when I was first able to wear my contacts without struggling. I hope that all survivors take notice of the seemingly small accomplishments that they are able to conquer every day. A survivor must take notice and celebrate the small things that they are capable of each day. An individual needs to take ownership over his/her actions. As a brain injury survivor an individual needs to never lose sight of the accomplishments that he/she is capable of. It is a huge accomplishment for a brain injury survivor to prepare his/her own meals and perform daily activities of daily living. These are things that are taken for granted by so many but as survivors we cannot. Certainly many things are different and in many ways more difficult; but we must give thanks that we have a life. If we are fortunate enough to have a life it is my hope that we will be fortunate enough to be in control of our daily actions. Obviously it is the goal for every survivor to be in control of his or her daily activities and life. Daily it is far too easy to begin to take things for granted once again; reflection and encouragement helps us to be in the state of mind where we can reflect and satiate on our successes. It is necessary in my opinion to not lose sight of your successes ever. Granted, it is not always easy and often we need to be reminded of our successes so that we can have our heads up regarding the next challenge on our agenda. Consistent actions must be remembered as consistent achievements. If you are a survivor of a brain injury, there was a time when you couldn’t have done much of anything independently. It is important to remember this in your daily life as you remain enthusiastic regarding your day to day tasks. I thank you so much for reading and would love to hear how you remain motivated in your day to day lives.

~Noelle

2 comments:

  1. There doesn't seem to be anyway I can find to contact you outside of this avenue. Is there another way to email or call you?

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    1. You can feel free to contact me here: Noelle.McNeil@hackensackmeridian.org

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