And then I got out of bed! It was a workout and I needed lots of help.
With the help of the hospital physical therapists and occupational therapist, I was able to transfer from the bed to a wheelchair.
Growth is a core value of mine and my company.
All of life is learning. During this time I have been forced to learn a lot. Two big areas of my life and learning that I typically let slide have been asking for help and patience.
The first lesson is asking for help. I have gotten better at this over the years, yet I’m far from a star student. When I really need something or perceive that something needs to be done quickly, I tend to just do it myself. There is good in getting things done, however I’ll still do it even when it’s not best or it hurts me to do it in the way I’m doing it.
Many times, in the past, I could have asked for help, made it easier on myself, made an opportunity for others to learn, and gotten what was needed done with way more ease.
The second lesson is patience. I have not been a very patient man. As with asking for help, I have gotten better, yet much can be improved in this area.
With Guillain-Barré Syndrome my life has slowed down in a big way. I have had to find much deeper levels of patience and I will say, this has been hard. I have gotten frustrated. I have gotten snappy with others.
Mostly, the snappiness has been when I was in pain, however I don’t like being that way. It’s not a good way to be with others, especially when they are trying to help us.
While this has been some extreme situations, I have found that coming back to my breath helps. Noticing my breath. Allowing myself to pause and take some deep breaths has helped tremendously. It allows me to calm down, find myself and remember that I’m okay.
I can be more patient and ask for help.
How do you find more patience with yourself and others?
How and when do you allow yourself to ask for help?
These are major growth areas for us. I’m wishing you all the learning you need right now.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is teaching me a lot. Growth is happening.
With love and gratitude,
STEVE NAPOLITAN, INC. © 2023 All rights reserved.
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