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Recently, I had surgery, a surgery in which I did not fully grasp the severity of the injury, the extensiveness of the surgery, or the length of recovery. Initially, it threw me off and left me bewildered and second-guessing my rationale in having the surgery to begin with. How often have you been faced with a daunting situation and began second-guessing everything too? But I can tell you that with a change of perspective comes a newfound outlook.
It may sound unbelievable and even a little naïve, but life sometimes can be as simple as 4 basic concepts: #Acknowledge, #Accept, #Action, and #Accomplish.
Not matter the situation, we all must first ACKNOWLEDGE that something is going, something has gone awry, something is out of the norm. Too often, people stick their heads in the sand hoping to problem will magically go away. Guess what? It is still there when you come back up and more often that not, it has gotten worse. Acknowledge with is happening; do not ignore. The first step. matter the situation, is recognizing and acknowledging that the situation exists.
Now that you have acknowledged it, ACCEPT it for what it is. You have decided to no longer ignore and now you are accepting the challenge ahead. Acceptance means to keep it confined in its own realm. Do not make more of it than necessary and do not make less of it as if it is nothing. To accept a matter is to have an honest evaluation considering all factors and properly measuring it. Once you have accepted it, you have now taken away any power or stronghold it may had over you and you have declared yourself ready to tackle it.
So you have acknowledged the issue and accepted the challenge. The next phase is to take ACTION. It will not resolve itself. Despite your willingness to acknowledge and accept, if you do nothing further, the same issue will remain. It’s action time! Once you accepted it, you waged war against the matter and in doing so, it is now time to devise a course of action to eliminate it. Action means taking a formulated plan and executing it to fruition. It also means measuring the pros and cons and putting yourself in the best position for the most favorable outcome. Action is not about running in aimlessly, head first, with no plan, wishing for a good outcome. No, action means a calculated attack that will once and for all vanquish the issue.
Finally, after action has taken plan, then comes ACCOMPLISH. Remember it began with acknowledging something was going on, followed by acceptance that something needs to be done, then action to resolve it, all with a purpose to accomplish the optimal resolution. Accomplishing the objective is both gratifying and therapeutic. It is the direct result of the aforementioned and the product of your diligence and tenacity. Accomplishments are nothing to be overlooked either. They measure growth, build perseverance, and serve as tools for when the next challenge arises. Never dismiss the accomplishments you achieve. To accomplish anything means you saw it through until the end and that is worth every applause.
Once I changed my perspective, acknowledging the surgery and everything that came with it, accepting the fact that recovery would be long and tedious, taking a course of action to follow the physical therapy and treatment directives, I began to accomplish results beyond what I could imagine or initially thought possible. Now I look forward to going to physical therapy because I can see progress, but first I have to shift my mindset. Now I take action to work toward a goal I once thought impossible or farfetched. And I already know that what will be accomplished will be greater than I expected because the hardest part was the beginning, acknowledging something needed to be done.
What in your life do you need to acknowledge? What have you yet to accept? What do you need to take action upon? What can you accomplish when you do began to apply these 4 simple steps?
“Action is the foundational key to all success.” ~ Pablo Picasso
Motivation can be found in many sources, but what is most refreshing and inspiring is when our youth are the ones leading the charge and motivating the elder statesmen. The adage states our children are our future and despite the numerous stories of youth on the wrong side of the law, there are just as many stories of youth who are excelling above and beyond the norms. One such youth is Jaylen Bledsoe.
At the spry age of 15, Bledsoe has already amassed a $3.5 million IT corporation that is steadily growing and expanding. The CEO and President of Bledsoe Technologies, based in Missouri, states his best advise for other young entrepreneurs is to “Take risks. As a minor, there’s nothing you can do that will shoot you down for too long. You can always jump back up and keep going.”
Bledsoe’s company staffs 150 contract employees to meet the high demands and although his age doesn’t normally coincide with wisdom, Bledsoe is preparing for the next phase of life and has intentions on attending Harvard and pursuing a corporate law degree, displaying wisdom beyond his years.
The 40s television show The Quiz Kids featured child prodigies and used the tagline “Out the mouth of babes oft times come gems.” Jaylen Bledsoe is such a gem and a true motivation and inspiration that age does not dictate success nor hinder those that strive to succeed. The only thing one needs do is keep trying, never quit, and never give up on your dream. Success is gained by those who have the will and thrive to overcome in the face of turmoil and challenges. Use this young man as a motivation to show us all that dreams are possible and whatever we set our minds to can be achieved.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ~ Napoleon Hill
Beginning any venture is challenging and there will be many struggles and obstacles along the way. Stay the course, maintain the vision, and work through it all. No one ever said it would be easy or without challenges. If that was the case, everyone would do it and there wouldn’t be anything unique about you or special about your vision. What you possess is beyond measure and it was birthed in you because ONLY you can bring it to fruition. The DREAM only gets bigger and the more you believe, the more you achieve! Start today by remembering what first excited you, what spark that interest, and why you’re doing what you’re doing. Remember the purpose requires process and sometimes the process causes problems, but even problems lead to prosperity. Your only limitation is your imagination. Keep dreaming and keep believing!
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~ Frederick Douglas