Health & Medical Self-Improvement

No One Will Save You, So You Better Do It Yourself

The question of miracles has always baffled me.
I believe that amazing things happen every day and the unexpected certainly doesn't equal the impossible...
but should this be something we place our hopes and dreams on? Even worse should it be something we rely on or hold our breath waiting for? Let me first clarify the types of miracles I am talking about here.
I am talking about those times where we expect that by doing nothing, something will happen.
Weight loss pills, for example.
There is no miracle pill that will shed kilograms off your body while you enjoy fried chicken and double bacon hamburgers.
It is not going to happen.
The only answer to the weight problem is better nutrition and an exercise program.
There is no miracle self help book that will provide you with the key ingredients to success while you sit on the lounge and watch daytime television.
Google and Facebook didn't just create themselves and start providing their Directors with income.
It is also unlikely that you will win the lottery and all of your financial woes will miraculously disappear.
These kinds of miracles do not happen.
Let's talk about some miracles that do happen.
Medical miracles occur fairly regularly, and it is these miracles that I believe truly inspire.
Imagine an accident that results in almost paralysis for a person.
What if there was a five percent chance of that person ever being able to walk again.
Five percent is not much, but it is not impossible.
Would you then expect that person to sit in their wheelchair waiting for a miracle, or would you expect them to be following the advice of physical therapists and other professionals while completing rehabilitation? Would doing something get them closer to their miracle than doing nothing? I truly believe that people create their own miracles.
Nothing happens to those people that do nothing for themselves.
Success stories are often looked at as miracles.
Terms like 'overnight success' and 'lucky' depict a situation that was beyond the persons control.
We fob off the successes of those people that come from a successful family because of the resources they have and we fob of the success of those that had no resources by saying they were lucky.
Why is it so hard for people to recognise and respect the hard work and efforts of others? Good planning, timing, a positive approach and some good old fashioned hard work is more likely to have resulted in success than some unknown miracle forces.
Is it because it is human nature to be lazy? Do we always want things to happen to us without us exerting any effort, of any sort? Is it to make ourselves feel better? Do we let ourselves off the hook by claiming that no miracles have saved us yet? We are fat because there is no miracle cure for donut addiction.
We are not as successful as we would like to be, because we have not yet had our lucky break served to us.
I would probably say the truth lies in a combination of all of those things.
Yes it is true, sometimes unexpected and unexplained good fortune can take place.
People do sustain injuries that should kill them, yet they live.
People do win the lottery every week.
This is fact.
Have you ever truly thought about how many enter the lottery to have that one winner, though? The chances of you winning are so slim that if you chose to hold your breath waiting for it, you would no doubt suffocate.
Yet millions of people every week still buy a ticket.
I wonder what would happen if you saved the money you would normally spend on that ticket each week, how much further ahead you would actually get? I think you can create your own miracles.
I think that if you have weight to lose that you can achieve it.
I believe with the right health advise, the right support, the right attitude and the right action, you can achieve almost any miracle you desire.
A brain surgeon is not a brain surgeon because he is lucky.
He is a brain surgeon because he studied and did the hard yards.
When I was a child my father told me that the only difference between me and a rocket scientist was a lot of study and hard work.
He said this not because I wanted to be rocket scientist but because I didn't know what I wanted to be.
My father was telling me that I could be anything I wanted to be.
He taught me that to whine about something is useless, but to do something about it is empowering.
This is something I have to remind myself of regularly.
How often do you look at your life and wish it was something else? What if you stopped wishing and started to do something about it? I bet that even the smaller steps towards your miracle will be empowering and there is a certain satisfaction about saving yourself and making your own miracle happen.

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