Move Forward

It’s 2012. Feeling paralyzed and stuck already? You can only achieve success if you are moving forward.

You and I are in Los Angeles. We decide to go to New York. I decide to take a plane you start walking. Who will get there first?

You will.

I only decided to go – you went. Maybe you can only take a few small steps a day, but if you keep stepping you will get there.

I never will.

Start by focusing on what you can do. Need some inspiration?

Read my book “Paralyzed but not Powerless.”

Imagine being totally paralyzed and unable to do anything but blink your eyes. You’ve heard my story. Instead of focusing on what I couldn’t do I chose to focus on what I could do. It wasn’t much. I could only blink my eyes. But that I could do, and that I did.

The simple act of blinking my eyes was the first tiny step towards my goal of walking and talking again.

Today I walk.
And they can’t shut me up.

What is your tiny first step?

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3 reviews to Move Forward

  1. i had a stroke like yours, and i am in Sharp Rehab. Iam goingg to read your book.

  2. Kate Adamson says:

    Kimberly, you have certainly been in the right place for recovery. Keep it simple and keep focusing on what you can do!

  3. I had one in a million chances to survive from a stroke that completely paralyzed me. I could do nothing but blink my eyes and communicate with blinking to the alphabet to spell out words. So I look at life so differently now. I love being able to share my experience and touch those who are going through any kind of adversity. I also like to touch those who may not be facing adversity but feel stuck and paralyzed in their lives. I have been given a second chance at life and try to make the most of it. By focusing on others the focus is taken off me. As the saying goes, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

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