Research is finding, "Every tiny cell in our body is perfectly and absolutely aware of our thoughts, feelings, and our beliefs. If you believe you are fragile, the biochemistry of your body unquestionably obeys and manifests it. If you believe you are tough, your body undeniably mirrors it.”
When it comes to performance, injury recovery and health, we are finding how absolutely profoundly the mind can influence and contribute to the outcome. When we fill ourselves with positive, constructive, optimistic thoughts, we create an advantage for ourselves to meet these challenges head on.
One of the most powerful weapons in my patients recoveries, after some of the most gruesome, life altering injuries, were their mindsets. When they approached their situations with determination, grit, and optimism, they thrived. They didn't give up-no matter how many surgeries, infections, and struggles set them back. They were encouraged by one another to see the incredible possibilities come out of the most mind blowing situations.
I unfortunately also saw many crumble under the load as well. It was heavy on the heart to witness any of it. We tried our damnedest to do the best for these guys, but sometimes our best wasn't enough. Something was missing that was just out of our reach. When we don't accept how strongly the mind and body are related, it's a longer, darker road to recover.
Find what builds you up, encourages, and motivates you to persevere and push through the hard work and life's heaviest moments. Be that other people, running, crossfit, painting or some other inspiring activity. It's these positive life moments that keep us coming back for more. Keep your head up and eye on the prize. We ARE stronger than we can ever imagine, especially when we tailor our thoughts toward it. Miracles happen every.single.day. out there. None of it is given. Work work work. "No human is limited," rings so close to home.
Every minute, hour, and day is a chance to work on positive habits. Our thoughts can certainly make us, or break us. It's our job to dig ourselves up and out. "A better outlook is always there and worth chasing. On the other side are potential—and possibility."