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Technology and Attitude


2014-0617 Old TechnologyI’m often asked how or why I remain optimistic in spite of the many obvious and not-so-obvious hurdles I had to overcome and challenges I currently face. I am not a neurologist, psychologist, medical researcher or palm reader. I don’t know every reason I think the way I do, but I would like to share a few beliefs that may influence my attitude. Any, all, or some combination of the following beliefs might play a role in my attitude.

  • Things could always be worse, so I am thankful they are not.
  • Technology is always getting better. Today’s problems may not exist tomorrow.
  • There will always be someone who can help.
  • There will always be someone who could benefit from my help.
  • Attitude is important, goals are helpful, but action is required.



Click here to read another Beyond Injury post about the importance of attitude.

Thanks to John Scrocco who shared the video; Fine Brothers Productions for making the video; Kids React to . . . for their interpretation of the facts; all the people who participated in making, producing, and distributing the video; Google for helping me find a picture for this post; YouTube for hosting the video; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

2 Responses to “Technology and Attitude”

  • Esther says:


    An attitude of gratitude does work when I find myself stuck on an issue outside my control. When I encounter an obstacle, I remind myself all I have to be thankful for. Helping others is very uplifting, and not knowing what tomorrow may hold keeps hope alive and focus on what you have today.

    Scott I appreciate your consistency in seeing the good in seemingly dark situations, taking the next action rather complaining, and when you do complain it’s so funny it lightens the heart & reminds us how delightful smiling and laughing is. Thankfully laughter is infectious!

    I almost forgot to mention the video which I thought was hilarious and makes me feel old.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.