The on again off again periods of counseling immediatly following my crash, together with the past 30 years of rehabilitation, taught me four strategies for living with limitations. A primary goal of the counselling seemed to be to teach me strategies focusing on how to live with limitations without feeling limited.
Among the most important things I remember learning in counselling and in life are:
1. “I can’t think my way into a new way of living, I have to live my way into a new way of thinking.”
2. “Time takes Time.”
3. “I’m not in control of my life. How can I be in control when I don’t know what’s gonna happen until after it happens?”
4. “The attitude I choose is THE determiner of how happy, sad, productive or lonely I am.”