“Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.”
At six years old I was paralyzed from the chest down from measles. When I was in the hospital recovering I frequently heard soon, maybe tomorrow, not too long etc… The doctors really had no idea if I would ever walk again much less move my legs.
The point is this: I became a master procrastinator and never really was in the present and just appreciating the fact that I was alive and had full control of my arms! It’s an easy trap to fall into.
That’s why it’s so critical for those of us on forearm crutches to keep on point, set goals and review them to see if we are actually making progress. At some point we need to realize that we learned some bad habits about waiting to be happy. Have you ever thought: I’ll be happy when…. Be happy now now, reach out and do random acts of kindness; you will be richly rewarded tor taking the initiative.
We can’t control the fact that we use forearm crutches to stay mobile but we can sure control our attitude and be a source of joy and inspiration to those around us. Enjoy the Journey.