Visualizing that I am able to complete these tasks by setting both short and long-term goals for myself therefore provides me with the willpower and courage to confront the challenges brought about by ADD. Being optimistic, on the other hand, means that I have to concentrate on the positive aspects of my life and on the areas that I can improve instead of wallowing in self-pity or on the problems that my condition creates in terms of work and other responsibilities.
A constant source of inspiration for me to to strive to live a normal life as possible is my husband, who suffers from Multiple Schlerosis. Although we know that current medical technology is unable to provide a cure for this condition, we both continue to believe that the future holds numerous possibilities for advances and breakthroughs that could prevent this condition from permanently debilitating my husband. Likewise, he constantly shows that the presence of a disability should not deter an individual from pursuing his development by enhancing his inherent strengths and capacities.
Thus, I can say that visualizing success and optimism are the most effective in helping inviduals maintain hope in the face of adversity. I therefore plan to continue using these strategies by focusing and deriving a positive view of the future especially on my career, relationships and family. Noting how we collectively endure in the face of difficulties makes me believe that I can be successful in life despite my husbands and my own condition.