As a person with or without Cerebral Palsy I’m sure you have worked hard to become the best person you can be today. You’ve learned, build your aptitude, been loyal to your friends, family, and neighbors; and worked hard to execute and carry out your dreams and desires.
But what happens if, with all this work, you can’t build your own tribe. You can’t share or educate the public, or match the views so many of us have with the world; to bring a good change about? You can’t build a life for yourself? You can’t do for yourself what you want to accomplish? What happens then? Do you become depended? Do you withdraw and shy away from society? Or do you lash out with a verbal or physical attack hurting others and then having to pay for that action.
Have you allowed someone else to think that they know better than you? Have you allowed them to be a critic, take over, and give a review like Roger Ebert the movie critic because you were afraid, easily swayed and could not stand up for yourself? Do you allow others to control and manipulated you emotionally because you aren’t strong enough to speak up for yourself? Do you allow other people to get in the way of your usefulness? Do you allow other people to influence you and cause you to change your mind and opinion due to their beliefs?
If so, it is up to you, and you alone to change this. It is up to you to be responsible. It is up to you to change your feelings, thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. And, it is up to you, and you alone, to be a positive person in society and to change your life for the better.
Choose your words, your thoughts, and your beliefs carefully because they will become your reality.