Right after my stroke when I was deep in dumps of despair I found strength in inspiring people like FDR who even being disabled got country out of deep depression & started so many great projects in America, funded & created national parks, social security & even made bank accounts FDIC so that common people don't loose their hard earned money. I was amazed & inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt who was close confidant & his partner in all senses. Recently I read one of her quote "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
those words makes me go AHA 100% truth in those lines, when you do something which scares you silly & you still persevere & do it, it builds great strength & confidence in your ability. I know I was so scared silly right after my stroke and did not know how my life will turn out, did not know whether I will ever find joy in living again. I have realized when you step out of your comfort zone & do something which scares you silly, somehow from somewhere help shows up in form of books, friends, family, show up & you accomplish the work you signed up for & in return get confidence in your ability. & you realize you are stronger than you ever think you were. So I think nowonwards I will try to do things which scares me the most like learning to do our taxes lol