I posted this on Facebook today and I thought it was too good to not share on the blog. "Most of what you consider to be true about yourself are simply incorrect assumptions." When I read this I couldn't help but be touched by how true it was for us. Before cancer I would have told you that we couldn't give up meat and dairy let alone become extremely healthy vegans. However, I believe that when people set their mind to things we are all capable of much more than we realize. Look at us and the changes we made to our diet and lifestyle. Add to those changes that I wanted to bring the message that it is possible to eat a healthy and tasty vegan diet to other people struggling with chronic diseases. In the beginning it was tough to keep writing the blog when I didn't have many readers or comments. But something told me to keep going and now I have over 400 followers and thousands of hits a day. I only thing that changed was that I persisted. The same is true of any change. Persistence it the key to success in most situations.
What assumptions do you have about yourself? Is there something that you think you want to do, exercise more, change your diet, get a better job, go back to school, etc., that you haven’t achieved yet? Have you convinced yourself that you can’t change your diet it because your family will never go for it, you need “the protein” because humans are meant to eat meat, you are big boned and will never be thin, a new job might be worse, and you can’t afford to go back to school or some similar story? For many people it is easier to convince ourselves that something isn’t possible than it is to move forward. We are all comfortable staying where we are, even when we don't like it there, because the old pattern is familar. However if you are willing to let go of the old stories that you tell yourself a world of possibilities opens up.
Challenges are opportunities in disguise but only when you view them that way. :-) Do you have health challenges that you want to overcome or is it something else. What do you want to change?