Whenever I share my medical journey, I repeatably am faced with, “I don’t understand how you’ve survived; I don’t get how you were able to relearn how to walk/read/write again; how have you made the impossible, possible?” So here it goes, I’m going to share a part of my truth with you and how I’ve been able to get to where I am today in the hope of enabling others in all walks of life…

The first place we lose the battle is in our minds; our own thinking.

If you think you’ve reached your limits, then you have.

If you think you’ll never get well, then you won’t.

Thinking this way will only create barriers in your life and limit your chances of growth. If you want something to change for the better, then the first place you need examine is your mind and your beliefs. You are what you think and while it may not be in my hands to choose whatsoever the unfortunate (*fortunate) events that have already happened in my life, the way I’ve dealt in seeing and reacting to them has made all the difference in who I am today.

To change your way of thinking is difficult and totally unnatural for us as humans because we are creatures of habit. But once you begin to change your way of thinking and perspective, everything that you once saw as an obstacle, limitation or impossible is in fact just temporary – because YOU ultimately have the power to make a change from within, but only if you’re willing to step outside your comfort zone.

Instead of thinking immediately “I can’t” why not explore your mind by saying “how can I…?”

Instead of reacting to negative thoughts with fear, be curious.

I’ll admit it’s not easy, but it’s been totally worth it.

At least give yourself the opportunity. You exist, therefore you matter.

So choose to be the author of your own life.

Craft courage from your fears; bravery from embracing your vulnerabilities; inspiration from your struggles; and resilience from your undying belief in hope.

With all of that, this change of thinking and perspective has allowed me to live and love my life.

If nothing had ever gone totally miserably and terribly wrong, could you ever have become this wonderfully structured strong being you are today?

🦋 • Laura Lee •