Transforming From Disable To Able

I told my friend Myung that he had stolen a quote from the Adidas store marquee on lower Broadway: Impossible is Nothing. This implies that doing the impossible is a piece of cake. It’s my contention that seeking to do the impossible will enable a person to achieve his or her goals.

I’m going to end this two-part guest blogger forum with another essay Myung wrote years ago too.  Your feedback is welcome.

Transforming from Disable to Able:

The choice is yours. You can use, abuse or throw away all the resources. In the other way to express, you already dip into the water. In order to survive you must learn how to swim. You must study about yourself. You must know what diagnosis you are facing, what kind of symptoms you have, what kind of medication you take, how much dosage you take, what side effect you get out of your medication.

You should change your mentality about yourself. You must believe in yourself. You should strongly believe “I can do it.” You might feel that your life ends up in the system. However, the sun rises in the east early in the morning. Don’t give up your life at all. Even you are level as disabled it is not the end of your life. Think about the cut trees. The small, tiny leaves will grow from dead trunk because the roots of tree are still alive. Once your born, your roots are there. You should set the goal for a day. You should set the long and short-term goal. Each time, you achieve your goal you should be satisfied.

Do what you can and what you can do. Please be thankful about your mobility. Either it is a small step or big step, be satisfy about it. You are not alone in this world. There are more than million people out there who are mentally ill. Reach out to get support and help. Don’t sit at all, move around and keep in touch. When you start to ask for help, it’s not easy at all. However, once you used to it, you will feel a lot better.

You will feel different. The earth is round. It’s not cube at all. If we walk hand in hand, we can walk around the earth. Even though you are blocked within four walls, look up the sky. It is up there all the time. That’s the way to break the stigma Be a talkative person. Be open minded. You don’t have to talk to everyone around you. You don’t have to be open minded to everyone around you. Pick and have a relationship with someone around you. They are out there somewhere. Reach out and be in touch. Get what you want out of that. Without it, there is no way to contact and to get help.

Give yourself the chance to light up your heart. ACTION! You should have a hobby that you enjoy most, Please, be a part of the world.

Peer Supporter’s View

My good friend Myung wrote this on June 10, 2005: 10 years ago yet doesn’t it sound like something I’d write today.  He requested that readers give feedback on what he wrote.

In New York, there is a movement afoot to get peer advocates certified so they can bill Medicaid for their services.

Peer Supporter’s View:

We have been stigmatized since we got into the system. We are trying hard enough to get out of the system. In another way to express, we are in the pool. In order to survive, we must learn how to swim. We need to learn about system to use and to survive. We need to have good communication skills to express ourselves to others. We should not lock ourselves in the cage as a little singing bird. Within this stage, we are in good chance to problem solving. As peer supporter, we offer what they want and listen with good ears.

Impossible is nothing. We need to build up empowerment in our soul and mind. It will lead us to progressive lives. It will give us a chance to grow high. It will give us a opportunity to achieve our goals. Within this area, we should think positively and act positively. Keep in mind that We Can Do It. We learn from each other and each day. We need to be happy with each outcome and be satisfied about it. We need to have productive lives with daily activities.

We need to make the goals each day. With those outcomes, we need to satisfy about it. We must move on our stage from Mood Disorder to Mood Order.

We Can Do It.


Speak with someone who can trust.

Write a journal each day. Organize your mind.

Ask. There isn’t any dumb question at all.

Choose What You Want The Most.

Do What You Want The Most.