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50 Years Being Dyslexic

I am now in my Fiftieth year (50th, and yes that is the correct spelling, I looked it up!). Since my early memories of school, I knew that I was different from the others or at least most of them. I have spent all my life with what was to become known to me as Dyslexia and I have coped with all its ups and downs in all the situations that I dared to put myself through. To sum up my experience as a Dyslexic, I would say that I have done well in my life, much better than the average person. I am not saying this to boast, only just to let you know I am beating this and moving towards my life goals in spite of everything. You can read it all only here at Dyslexia It wasn’t until just recently that I knew why, read my Dyslexia Records I was doing better than average when I came across the wise words of Earl Nightingale in his book The Strangest Secret where he quotes “Rollo May, the distinguished psychiatrist, wrote a wonderful book called Man’s Search for Himself, and in this book he says: “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice … it is conformity.” And there you have the reason for so many failures. Conformity and people acting like everyone else, without knowing why or where they are going.” Now this idea took a few years to germinate in my mind up until the point that I took a real hard look at myself and decided that I had to be honest with myself and others. I had to stop swimming against the tide and get into the flow with this thing and let it take me to where it wanted to go, good or bad. I just had to ride it out, with any luck, like a skilled surfer on a giant wave. Now, my brain as it is, remembered the Earl Nightingale quote as being a little bit different, to me it went more like this “The Opposite of Success is Not Failure.. it is … [Read More...]