I just finished watching Kobe Bryant's new documentary that aired on Showtime yesterday. I found something rather inspiring and pertinent to my goals, but it might be of benefit to you as well.
He talked about
making incredible sacrifices to pursue his dream of becoming an NBA legend. He specifically said that if he's forgoing familial commitments, skimping out on friendships and putting fourth the effort to work on his basketball skills instead, he is going be THAT much better than any other player on the court - no question about
it. Luck is just the result of discipline, hard work and preparation paying off. This luck comes at opportune times, and that's why he has all those championships. I think this has a lot to do with the placebo effect and might explain why some people go into spontaneous remission.
I also think his example applies to those who want to achieve optimal health (myself included). There is no easy way out. No shortcuts. We all have to make some sacrifices to heal the disease. In my case, it wasn't just addressing the nutritional component but also figuring out the patterns of stress that led to my initial diagnosis in high school. I was a stressed out guy who felt like he had a gun to his head and the trigger would be pulled if he did not get good grades. There's no question stress was the tipping point for me.
There are so many components that have to be addressed, but it requires doing an audit on your life. I am inspired by the many people who were on the verge of surgery and then completely healed themselves from the disease. It's difficult, but do-able. PathogenKiller gave me some good advice two years ago (this was when I went in for surgical consult) and told me to focus on my personal journey - focus on the fact that you will heal and get well. Ignore the horror stories because they do NOT apply to your particular situation.
Post Edited (Guardian7) : 3/1/2015 12:07:11 PM (GMT-7)