Disclaimer: This will be a post for motivation in terms of what I feel may be something someone undergoing a TBI would be interested in hearing. It may or may not be of any help or consolation. If anything, it is a tool of self-empowerment.
When it comes to making unimaginable things happen it takes a combination of things. One of the ingredients is faith; whether that be in yourself, a higher power, the scientific community or in the healing power of time. Secondly, one will need passion. To make it through even the most impossible and seemingly hopeless of times.
It must be understood that there doesn’t have to be one source of passion. Just as a car is able to use several different forms of fuel, so can the spirit of a human use several different sources of fuel to reignite their passion. Even if the cause of someone’s adversity is different or even the adverse event itself is, the way that a person deals with the adversity can be something everyone can learn from.
The uniting factor that allows us all to learn from each other, regardless of the difference of circumstances, is the fact we are all human. Regardless of the situation, the way one person helps themselves out of an adverse situation may help you to understand how you could help yourself out of your own adverse situation. All of us humans can learn from one another.
The techniques of self-motivation used for an Olympic swimmer to push past their hardest days can certainly be of help to a TBI survivor working to push past some of their own hardest days.
Remember to draw your inspiration and passion from different places. Inspiration and learning opportunities can come in the most unexpected shapes and forms. Keep an open mind.