Posts Tagged overcoming obstacles

Perspective from Christmas Cards

I’ve talked about perspective in the past, because I believe it is absolutely vital to gain perspective when you’re enduring a hardship. My injury occurred near the end of November. It’s around the time you start to receive Christmas cards. The Christmas of 2008 produced a record number of cards because I had many people […]

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Unleashing the Power of Regret!

I’ve delivered my STOP Cutting Corners! presentation to many organizations who are focused on safety. After analyzing my message I realized there was a psychological story I was telling about Regret. In order to give that message greater creedence I’ve created another keynote presentation entitled “Unleashing the Power of Regret”. Many people have stated that […]

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Injury Aftermath

Injury Aftermath is an in-depth exploration of the emotional impact of an injury. The physical impacts are usually felt immediately, but often emotional trauma lives long beyond the physical wounds. Injury Aftermath dares to explore and expose the emotional journey embarked upon when a serious injury occurs. My journey began on November 22, 2008. It seemed […]

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Anger & Frustration

Two of the emotions you are bound to encounter when dealing with loss or the fallout from an injury are anger and frustration. My daughter came in the house visibly upset, “I’m so mad, I can’t believe what I just did!” My wife and I came running as my daughter continued, “I’m so stupid! … […]

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Gratitude

Part of my STOP Cutting Corners presentation is the revealing of an emotional journey that comes about when dealing with a serious injury. Although the journey started with Disbelief, Anger and Frustration, the final destination I leave audiences with is “Gratitude”. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to share with as many people […]

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Adaptation

“What separates people … is not the presence or absence of difficulty, but how they deal with the inevitable difficulties of life.” – states Jim Collins in his book Good to Great. Part of “dealing with difficulties” is training yourself how to adapt to the limitations that have been placed upon you. Some people say […]

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Acceptance

Acceptance is likely the most difficult stage of the grieving process. Without accepting that you have changed or that the changes imposed on you have taken place you cannot begin to adapt or triumph over it. Often acceptance is inaccurately viewed as defeat, but it should be viewed as victory. My right hand was my […]

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Fear – Friend or Foe

November 22, 2001 … I stand on the edge of the Batoka Gorge in Zambia Africa beholding the majesty of a spectacular canyon etched out of the rock by the river below. 54 metres separate me from the bottom of the canyon down the sheer rock face. I see opportunity. An opportunity for an experience […]

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Perspective Waiting to be Noticed

One of the biggest tools in addressing an obstacle or injury is perspective. Often the obstacle is obstructing your view from everything else. It takes a predominant position and calls out to your consciousness, blocking everything beyond its view. Perhaps my last blog was even a little representative of a loss of perspective. Perspective is […]

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