Changing What You See
If I were in charge of any of the large or small rehab facilities where I’ve changed perspectives and helped create and shape goals by sharing my experience, strength and hope, I would instruct the staff to teach rehabilitating clients this simple attitude changing strategy:
- Don’t fight it-trust the process.
- Look for ways to grow.
- Disabilities can devastate your mindset. Reframe your perspective.
- Have healthy self talk.
- Look for ways to help others.
Don’t Fight Change-Trust the Process
The harder you fight changes, or any unpleasant challenge, the tougher they get. Acceptance is the key. Fighting change is like fighting the universe. It was here before us and will be here after we’re gone. Resisting change is futile, accept it.
Accepting the way things are is the opposite of manipulating a situation and wishing things were different. Acceptance allows you to go with the flow. Of course, resistance, in the beginning, is natural if we’re going into survival mode. Just make sure you are conscious of when this resistance is no longer serving you.
How we respond to change shapes our lives by shaping who we become. People have always had to deal with change. Learn from those who have gone before you. Every experience is different, but they overlap enough for us to learn from each other. What I learn from the experience of others who have dealt with change is to be patient and trust the value of hard work and the efficiency of the rehab process.
Overcoming Change In a Nutshell
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor E. Frankl
“It’s not what they take away from you that counts, it’s what you do with what you have left.” Humphrey Bogart
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Viktor E. Frankl
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer
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