In the past few years I have faced many cross roads and stumbling blocks, including a bad health scare two years ago. They say “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. As true as that statement is, my approach has always been “mind over matter”. This proverb has proven true in every aspect of my life. Even when things seem hopeless, you can always use your mind to create a different reality and possibly a different future outcome.
Your mind is your most powerful tool, as it controls your body and how it functions. There are hundreds of examples of people surviving deadly diseases or recovering from accidents when doctors have lost all hope. Willpower and perseverance can overcome many life limitations. You can learn to walk again after a horrendous accident and you can train yourself to be immune to pain. The power is always within. Even age is not a limitation. As Mark Twain put it, with a little bit of humour: “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
Remember that although you cannot control the outside influences and some life events that happen, you can always control your attitude. Next time you are facing a major life dilemma, take time to sit down and reflect. Positive thinking and determination have proven to do wonders for many, myself included. You may also need to rethink your immediate support and friendship circle and eliminate the people who bring you down and cast a shadow over your otherwise bright spirit.
According to Henry Ford, “If you think you can do a thing, or think you can’t do a thing, you are right.”