Adversity didn't imprison his mind! In his wonderful inspiring book: "Man's Search For Meaning. He couldn't change the circumstances of the physical adversity of the concentration camp, he could and didn't let his mind suffer the same fate!
Adversity can turn your world upside down in a heartbeat, or cruelly prolonged. I provide the following examples to illustrate the tremendous resources of human beings overcoming setbacks in life.
If you choose to engage me as an advanced relationship coach /counsellor, my greatest thrill is to help you unlock those superhuman strengths waiting for your command to jump over some imposing hurdles!
These strengths within you (sometimes hidden) will be your 'light bulb' moment to greater joy, happiness and well-being. The true motivator of success in all areas of your life!
In my course of fundraising for the Sporting Wheelies, I was alerted to a member from a newspaper extract that caught my eye on a notice board.
Paralympian Abebe was eight when his father was imprisoned and killed in Ethiopia.
Abebe became a political activist early twenties, consequently a marked man by the communist regime, and a police visit to his village, he got wind of them tried to escape in a car and rolled it on top of him and resulted in a broken back!
Couldn't see medical attention for fear of capture. Hiding with relatives, until supporters helped him escape to Italy where they operated on his spinal cord, after the operation, he could at least sit in a wheelchair.
The following is a great example the internet technology, even back in 2009!
Robin Rushio (kind permission) had been through many trials and ups and downs in his life. Wartime injuries: Pins in many parts of his body, artificial right shoulder. 100% blind, 78% deaf.
Uses adaptive software to surf the net and run a business. His adaptive software also runs his cell phone and a walking GPS. I remember back then when texting him on Skype, and the written text automatically converted to audio.
Mark Pollock and Simone George's TED Talk video illustrates a Double Jeopardy Adversity! Just watch the following video.
Adversity is a Double-Edged Sword! In seconds you can be struck with a disabling accident and your whole world can fall apart physically and mentally. Those are the negative consequences if you don't practice a lot of resilience and authentic grit, with a solid backup of role models and mentors that have overcome tremendous hurdles.
Sporting Wheelies have achieved remarkable results using sports and rehabilitation programs to engage physically and others socially in the gym.
I can help you with mental toughness, employing positive psychology with a bundle of human values and strengths, resilience, grit, unswerving determination to reach your goals.
What we'll be doing is help you have a Default Mechanism that kicks back to Happiness, each time you experience adversity!
Ok, it's going take some practice as research has reinforced that to smother a negative influence you're going to need five positives as an override! Worth to get a sustainable joy of living!
Happiness and the joy of living are necessarily the 'pulse of well researched Positive Psychology, of which I'm passionate about wanting to share these considerable benefits with you!
The following videos helps illuminate the above points.
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How narrow minded some employers are about disabilities. Case in point Asperger's, click the above link to see Lisa's challenge.