Neuro-of the brain
Diversity-the state or fact of being
This past week has been very full for me! I have made some major decisions, done some of my best work, and I am exhausted,yet exhilarated!
I have been so inspired by the attitudes of my fellow Canadians and our Olympic Athletes! Anyone who speaks about our team speaks with respect and talks over and over again about making gains and strides-incremental progress! One of the women swimmers was pleased to have moved their status from 7th to 5th. We have more Bronze Medals than anything else, and I don’t know anyone who isn’t really proud of our Canadian Athletes! This is what is so cool! We, as Canadians, are focused on progress, not perfection, and are supportive of the World Community and the achievements of others!
These are the things that make me so happy to be Canadian! We cheer individual achievements! What may be a minor victory for one person may be a personal best for another! Michael Phelps has his goals, and other athletes have theirs! That does not mean that anyone who isn’t him sucks!
As a Neurodiverse adult, I have had to learn to walk away from the pretty shiny distractions and work on incremental progress! There comes a time when you just can’t keep running away to join the Circus and you must stop, get grounded, make a plan and follow thr0ugh! Anyone with ADHD can tell you this is so much easier said than done!
However, Dreams have no value if you are unwilling to do the real honest work to achieve them!
When you have a head filled with dreams and hopes and inspiration, it takes practice to separate what is most useful from what is not. What is hardest most of the time is to say yes to this present moment and to remind yourself that the grass is the greenest it is going to be, right here and right now.
This moment, this time and place is as good as it gets and it is all about my perception of it. If I think my Life sucks, then it does, and moving to a different town, country or hemisphere won’t change that if my attitude is the same!
The best way I can make my Life the fabulous vision and dream I hold is to dig in, right here and right now, and plan. Planning, and then following through by taking incremental steps is the only path to the top! There is no such thing as instant success! If anyone in your Life is throwing shiny objects at you and trying to seduce you into believing that the “thing” they are distracting you with is real, whether they mean to or not, they are lying to you!
Whatever your personal dream is, go for it! But really, honestly go for it! Dig your feet in the earth, ground yourself, make a plan, and follow through! Don’t wait for the perfect thing or moment because it doesn’t exist! Anything, whether it is a work of art, a film, a book, a business, a piece of furniture, requires, your Love, your Passion and your meticulous attention to the details required to make your dream a reality!
Most of the athletes competing at the games were born with certain gifts, but these people have worked for years to get to these games! Michael Phelps is one of them! None of these men or women are instant successes! Success is the result of incremental steps!
So, what are you waiting for? Get to it!
Light and Love to you!
Heather M. McCrae, MM MEd
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