When I was in the hospital last month, I felt scared, in pain and afraid I would never get better. The mind has a way of taking over when you’re in FEAR…it took me down the road of negative thinking.
I could not move for 3 days, and you want to know what the MOTIVATING FACTOR was to get me out of bed?
First, let me ask you…have you ever been in a position where you were so motivated to avoid something you would do absolutely anything NOT to do it?
Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a grand, altruistic reason to get out of bed. Sometimes the only reason you can muster is to escape something else. And that is OK!
In my case…I did not want to do “you know what” on the BEDPAN! I rallied my mindset, called the nurse for another Percocet and painfully got out of bed to use the restroom. It was a victory. I was NOT GOING TO USE THAT BEDPAN! I was super motivated! And this leads me to the next lesson that got me through my time in the hospital in record speed…
When you’re in a tough situation, look for whatever motivation you can to get your momentum going in the right direction. If a situation is too scary or totally against your principles, what can you do to avoid it? What can you do to change it?