Facing your reality can be difficulty, I remember vividly dropping the laundry basket off my lap full of clothes while I was going to the laundry room. I was a junior in college at Oklahoma State University. Most of the clothes fell on the ground and I had to pick them up by myself. After 10 years of being wheelchair bound I finally faced my reality and myself. I am in a wheelchair and it sucks, really bad. I was angry, depressed, broken, in denial and filled with rage because it was a lot easier when I was walking.
That anger, depression, brokenness and rage began to destroy me. I spent a year in the hospital twice. I was destroying myself, relationships and my future. In that moment I became self-aware. How did I start the process? I turned my rage into courage. Here is my list:
Anyone can change a feeling by one word:
The feelings come from what you focus on. When you start to focus, focus on Gratitude, Perspective, and Attitude.
What is your GPA?
It’s all about your GPA! And no, I’m not talking about your grade point average.
Gratitude: What are 5 things you are grateful for? Write them down and think about them.
Perspective: When you face a problem, what opportunity do you see, hear, or feel? Think about it, you will find it.
Attitude: From 1 to 10, where would your family, friends, colleagues rate your attitude?
Write it down and ask yourself what can you do to improve your attitude?
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