Rising Above the Negative Nancies! Excel Anyway!
Being determined to rise above disabilities, Illnesses, and Negative Nancies!A holistic lifestyle includes knowing how to deal with people who are intentionally unhelpful to you. Everyone needs helpful people. Work around those who are not helpful. So, while you ae trying to keep your courage and your life as you know it. The people who should be helping you may just kick you and tell you foolishness such as, “You have to learn to crawl before you walk.”
As a scholar who woke up blind one morning, I found the greatest challenge to be that people did not want me to continue with my education. That was surprising, because at least one of them was blind too. There may be people who are supposed to be your cheerleaders and they turn out to be discouragers also known as Negative Nancies. They are discouraged and when you are still excited about life and ready to rock and roll, they may feel like if they could not succeed they are not going to help you get to your objective. Time is of the essence. Maybe they have wasted their time. Don’t let them waste yours. This goes for everyone, not just blind people. It is just more difficult when you have a visual impairment. Excel anyway!
If you or someone you love is having trouble with their eyesight, there are so many tools available today to keep you on the job or in school. The internet is available with loads of information and products that can help you to succeed. You don’t have to depend completely on the Adult Rehab or School for the Blind. If they are willing to help you, go for it. If they talk in circles, escalate to a supervisor. Know exactly what you want.
When I went to the Adult Rehab Center in my state, I met a lady who was gradually going blind while she was working. She made the student ID badges at a school. She was typing the names wrong because of her eyesight. She explained to me that if she had known about the various pieces of equipment that read-a-loud, she could have kept her job. I felt so sorry for her. She had no one to coach her and help her with this.
I have always wanted to help people and with my training and work experience that I have as a coach, I can help someone who is losing their eyesight find the right tools to help them stay in school and get the job done. The right tools are out there.
“Be YOUR Hero”