Learn From Your Failures after Brain Injury by William C. Jarvis, Ed. D.

William Jarvis cropThe common thought of today is that you learn from your successes and continue to implement similar approaches. Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Too many times, a Brain injury Survivor has failed so many times that all seems hopeless. Quite the contrary, there is hope in failure.

Failure is not the end but just the beginning of the journey for a brain injury survivor. Learn from each failure and know it draws you closer to success.

Not being able to do something only means the opportunity to find something that works for you at this moment in time. Survivors can’t do as many things as before the injury.

Find other talents or ways of doing things. This will give you psychological peace and open up life.  Everyone has failures of different degrees in life. The overcomer never gives up on being a person to find an alternate way to proceed through life.

There is no easy way for anyone. Yes, life will be difficult and there will be other failures, but don’t ever let this stop you from learning and going forward. It is when you do this that you can say, despite all the many difficulties in life, “I have succeeded!”

2 responses to “Learn From Your Failures after Brain Injury by William C. Jarvis, Ed. D.”

  1. Thank you for this, Dr. J! I am a speech-language pathologist working with stroke and TBI survivors to regain cognitive function. We all need to be reminded of hope in failure.

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