When a major life challenge like a cancer diagnosis, it is natural for patients and caregivers to experience a sense of overwhelm. Cancer has the potential to impact every major area of life. This often leaves people wondering where to begin.
Start where you are. Right here, right now. Instead of allowing the circumstance to define your experience, remember the wisdom of Victor Frankl,
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Our way is determined by the choices we make. Our choices are rooted in the thoughts we have about what we see as possible. If we limit our possibilities, we limit our choices. When we limit our choices, we don’t create our own way, we get in our way.
We may not always choose the circumstances of our life, but we can learn how to shift our thinking so our attitude empowers us. How do I begin?
Start where you are. Take small steps consistently every day. Choose one action that, if you completed it, you would feel like you were in the driver’s seat. You have the power to choose your own way. Grace, resilience, strength, inspiration. What will you bring along for the ride?