Everything is possible

Whatever challenges we face, or whatever our personal goals, as we enter a new decade it is important to do so with the awareness that our mindset is often our biggest obstacle to success.
Established medicine has a tendency to issue verdicts:  autism is incurable; this individual has six months to live; and so on. While statistically these statements may have some validity, in individual cases they have none because miracles happen all the time.
Throughout my years of practice it has been my observation that “miracles” happen most often among those who believe they are possible, and who are prepared to pay the price. Drastic changes in diet and lifestyle are often needed, and still the outcome is rarely guaranteed.
I am attaching a link to a touching picture story about a mother who did not accept the idea that autism could not be cured, embarked on a mission to change the entire family’s lifestyle, and is now reaping the benefits.  Her way is not the only way, but it is her drive, belief and single-mindedness that are most inspiring about the story.  Here it is:
Personal goals are a similar story.  It was believed that no human could run a mile in under 4 minutes until someone did so in the 1960’s, and then a number of athletes who had previously been unable to achieve it did so as well.
Early last year I decided to pursue an old dream of mine to run a marathon, though I had never been a runner. At first I injured myself repeatedly and several people told me that I was too old and this was a bad idea.  Then, I successfully ran the Houston Half Marathon this January and remained injury-free and ready to continue my marathon training. I was feeling proud of myself for achieving this at age 57 until I read the story of Fauja Singh, an Indian man living in England who started to run in his eighties. At 89 Mr. Singh ran his first marathon and at 92 he ran again, shaving more than an hour off his time. Today at 98 he continues to train. Everything is possible!

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