Challenges…we all face them sooner or later, particularly when the focus is on health. While there are no guarantees that outcomes will be exactly as we hope, overcoming challenges typically make us feel happier, stronger, and healthier. It’s one way of taking control of our health outcome. We alone control the level of effort we are willing to exert, because we alone understand the degree of discomfort, pain, or other limitation we face.
Keeping in mind that we each possess a powerful potential ~ the motivational influence within ~ can help not only as we begin, but also as we continue on our journey to sustained health. Making the decision to not give in to challenges is an important first step, one that centers around our individual commitment to self. I do it, others do it, and you can do it, too. Believe in your worth, your ability, your goal. Once you formulate your unique message, repeat it mentally (and verbally) as needed.
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Budda
When the going gets rough, it is especially important to remember it’s ok to make adjustments to help you remain on target. Reaching out to others in your community of friends, acquaintances, and health resources can be beneficial in broadening your support network. Rest, therapy, training modifications, expert advise, and other interventions are the key and vital to your success in overcoming barriers that come your way. Making accommodations that allow you to keep moving toward your goal of creating and sustaining a happier, stronger, and healthier self is an important part of this mindset. Your mind is incredibly powerful when you think about it and your goals are achievable. Let your journey empower you!