A morning affirmation is simple do it yourself way of directing your life. Gives you the will to take things in your stride, with powerful affirmation especially a morning affirmation you can continue your hard work and reach the places in life you may have never dreamt of.
A morning affirmation help to set the day off with the right state of mind. Its simple can be done anywhere and in any style you like. I myself repeat an affirmation over and over to myself. An affirmation can be silent or vocalised out into the world. Either way, the universe will hear you. I cannot express how much I find a morning positive affirmation to be the best approach. Although any time of the day will do. If you do need a pick me up to feel free to do your favourite affirmations at any time.
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This is a short story about why I want to help and how I hope it may inspire others you do their best and make the world a better place. A morning affirmation is just the start on the path to reaching your goals.
I worked on a European Socially funded project. I delivered training to people who had been out of the work for extended periods. There were many factors I had to deal with when assisting these individuals. Some had gone through great hardships with mental and psychical issues, most of which had been compounded by financial hardships too. Sadly some of the people I worked with had terminal conditions. They wanted to make the most of the time they had left. It was a great honour to spend time with those people and to help them make positive use of what they had left.
There were many times where I didn’t have the answer right away. When dealing with someone who wants to progress into work or education but have an incredible amount of barriers with health and confidence. It can take a long time to find a solution and to assist them to be where they want to be. Sometimes I was finding solutions every time I met with a person so that we could move forward. I would have to fix the short term issues to enable us to work together to reach a larger goal.
A gentleman I will call Tom (fake name) had given up he was awaiting the day when he could no longer walk. Due to a degenerative spinal condition and he had lost all hope. He was just literally existing and had lost his will, confidence and was alone in the world.
I would run classroom-based lessons in confidence-building and practical skills. Everything from how to dress for interviews, how to present your best self, how to write a curriculum vitae and computer skills.
Through many meetings with Tom, his lack of confidence was very apparent. So my first job was to help him to grow his confidence and find out what makes him tick. Through this, I would be able to find his interests and to be able to build on that with him.
I discovered that Tom loved the ocean and engineering that being his past role working in a boatyard. However, he had no formal qualifications. With him living near the sea and having spent his entire life around boats it made perfect sense. Boats being very psychical in the way they operate his condition did not allow him to spend time around them. So the goal was made how to get Tom into a position in life where he could follow his interests and work with his physical worsening condition.
I often worked with many third party organisations in mental health, psychical treatments and funding. These could be as simple as referring someone for an assessment for therapy or writing a multiple page document fulfilling many criteria for funding. This funding would assist people with everything from business start-up, to paying living expenses and covering the cost of educational courses. The latter two of these were what I would endeavour to acquire for Tom. Get his degree in marine engineering qualification and help with living costs.
First, we went over his educational background, he had no formal qualifications as I mentioned before. But due to his work experience around boats and personal interest in the subject, I was able to assist him in getting a meeting with the head of marine engineering course at a local university. It was great to hear that he had been accepted onto the course after he had met with the lecturer.
With this, I had a pivot point to leverage my proposal. Tom had many years of experience in marine engineering and had been accepted on a degree level course in it. A great plus point for our cause. However, the issue of his condition was a question I would be asked.
As he may be qualified but can he do the role once he has completed his course. I made a two-pronged approach with this. One I knew that the local area was struggling to find people to assess new builds of boats and repairs for seaworthiness. Two there is legislation in the United Kingdom which will not allow an employer to discriminate against an individual based on disability. This legislation is very powerful and government-funded it will pay for any and all adaptations required for an individual to do their job. Previously in Toms role working in a boatyard, he was not aware of this legislation and had resigned due to his inability to work.
I set to work I writing the proposal highlighting Toms ability to cover come his issues and the high requirement in the area for people with his skills. Funding was granted for Tom which would pay for his course and cover living expenses while he completed his studies.
The university where Tom attended had an adapted boat so the old man of the sea gets to go out and feel the breeze once again, this made the world of difference to him. His course and his time at university changed his life. I was greatly fulfilling for me to see where Tom is now, he has come to terms with his condition, started a family and is still assess boats to this day. He even has his own adapted small boat.
Here is a summary of the post:
Worked with a social project to help people suffering from long term illness get back on their feet. This project was funded on results. When I got someone back into work or education then the project would receive funding for the help I had provided.
A gentleman had a degenerative spinal condition, he worked originally making sails for boats, hard physical work. He could no longer do that. I at first had no answers right away.
Through meeting with him I discovered he had a love of the ocean and boats his past role was not just a job it was his passion. I wrote a proposal and secured third party funding from a charity for him to pay for a degree in marine engineering and to support him while he undertook the qualification.