The Power of I Believe

A Book of Motivation, Encouragement, and Inspirational Throughts after a Stroke

by Robert Lee Fields



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781456736514
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781456736521

About the Book

This book is based on my writings in the journals I kept over six years. I have always had a strong belief in God. These writings reflect my spiritual nature. I wrote this book because many people who have had a stroke do not find the motivation they need during recovery. Family members do not know what to do for them. I thought about my own self and how I was motivated during my recovery. These writings are from my journals that have helped me with my recovery. I am Author & Motivational Speaker for post-stroke recovery to help and inspire others and a Small Business Enterprise: The Power of I Believe, A book of motivation, encouragement and inspirational thoughts after a stroke, a Christian-themed book written to help stroke survivors and others touched by a disability regain their faith and strength as they recover and move forward with their lives. Though I wrote this book with stroke survivors in mind, the feedback I have received through my blog and Facebook page has shown me that The Power of I Believe is a source of inspiration for anyone who needs it. Everyone experiences doubt at some point—whether in themselves or in God—and this is especially true after a sudden and traumatic event. I know from experience. In December 2006 I experienced a sudden stroke, which left me battling aphasia. As part of my recovery, I returned to the journals I had kept for many years to find the same inspiration that had motivated me throughout my life. Through these meditations, I came to understand The Power of I Believe. Many people who have a stroke simply do not find the motivation they need during recovery. And this is not an experience unique to stroke survivors; anyone struggling with a disability, or even a difficult time in their life, can find it hard to muster the strength they need. The Power of I Believe is written for these people. The Power of I Believe means making the choice to accomplish your goals—it means having the determination to keep striving and the faith to know that you will succeed. In this book, I share the thoughts and the inspirations that gave me the determination and faith to keep working to overcome my aphasia and recover from my stroke. My reflections focus on the power of God, the power of faith, and the power of the mind. Through these inspirational words and thoughts and through my faith, I found the personal strength preserve. I am now back riding my bike, playing golf, swimming, and going to the fitness center. While most books for stroke survivors focus on specific exercises and tasks that will help a survivor to recover and regain functioning, The Power of I Believe is focused on instilling the strength and faith necessary during the recovery process.

About the Author

I was the President of Robco Industrial Waste Management, Inc for 20 years. I have 30 years of environmental services professional with experience and have successfully completed over 50 environmental courses and workshops. I am an internationally published author and have written several articles. I have investigated urban sites in 22 states that have been contaminated with substances ranging from oils and PCBs to chromium and other metals. I was doing fine and all of a sudden, December 13, 2006.. ."I had a stroke" due to high blood pressure on. I am working on my recovery. I am walking and thinking just fine. I have trouble talking and using my right hand. I have what's called "aphasia." It is a communications impairment that makes talking difficult. I go to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and Rush U. Medical in Chicago to assist in my recovery. I have a new mission statement which helps me live with aphasia: To walk on the water, you've got to get out of boat! Many people who have a stroke don't find the motivation they need during recovery. Family members don't know what to do for them. So I was thinking about my own self and how I was motivated during my recovery. I have kept a journal for many years that has helped me with my recovery. I hope my journal will help others with their recovery from a stroke. I re-read my journal and I'm sharing with you some parts of it and some biblical passage that helped me. I was thinking about my own experience and the source(s) of my motivation during my recovery.