Imagine yourself in a beautiful place in the mountains. You are surrounded by trees and you can smell the fresh leaves and a cold stream nearby. The sky is blue and you feel a warm breeze brush across your face and through your hair. It makes you want to run, so you do. Your muscles are tone and your body has strength. You breathe in the fresh air as you enjoy the thrill of wind in your hair. You’re able to run without pain, without feeling even slightly weary. You run until laughter overtakes you and you lay down in a meadow filled with flowers and a warm scent. You are healthy, you are alive, and you feel perfectly content, perfectly happy with your life.
What is your dream? Do you have one? I’ve learned over the years that we can do anything we put our minds to if we want it enough. Our mind is a powerful tool, stronger and smarter than any computer in the world, equipped with a will power capable of things beyond our comprehension. What if I told you that your mind was the most powerful tool you have in getting better? That through your mind you can accomplish anything, even the things that seem impossible. You can do anything, and I mean anything, you decide to do.
When I was sick, I was determined to get better. I knew I could, and I was willing to do whatever it took to get there, so I did. I overcame the impossible by healing my body of so many ailments that I was told I’d have forever, but because I put my mind to it, and told myself I could do it, I am free. I can run free and jump and play and live my life how it’s supposed to be lived. I was meant to be healthy, and I’m here to be happy, so I will be.
There is no sacrifice too great to do what it takes to make you happy, truly happy. If you want it enough, you can achieve it. But you have to believe in yourself. You won’t get anywhere half-heartedly. You have to live for it. You have to do what it takes to make your dreams come true. The only person holding you back is you.
What is your dream? And what are you willing to do to make that dream come true?