"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it."
William Arthur Ward
This is what I'd like to reflect on in today's post. I am not talking about the latest breakthrough in pain management research. I am simply asking you to think about some of the non-drug pain management ideas we've explored on this blog in the past--such as dietary changes, weight loss, smoking cessation, and exercise. It's not easy to find the motivation to make these changes for many of us. These lifestyle changes begin as every journey does--by taking the first step. But what is the first step? Is it heading for the gym tomorrow, or starting a new diet tomorrow? It is not.
What is the first step, then, you ask? And so I will tell you. The first step requires time to think about what you really need to do. It requires accepting the challenges you will face when you make that very first step. In order to accomplish this, or to go any further you must believe in yourself.
You can do this--I know you can! You need to know that you can do it too!
Sources: brainyquote.com; flickr