Tuesday, 17 January 2012

the power of positive thinking

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
- Christopher Columbus
“So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
- Christopher Reeve

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
- Mahatma Gandhi 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.”
- George Bernard Shaw  

I love to read the inspirational quotes on twitter. And so many of them seem to suggest that success is for the most part the simple and whole hearted knowledge that if you believe you can succeed, then you will be successful.

Or as I like to put it: Fake it till you make it.

So this is what I have decided to do. I'm going to put all my energy into just being 'recovered'. No more being 'in recovery'. I am recovered. Surely if I work under this assumption then I can make it happen.

The endless half-life of 'recovery' feels too much like marking time. I want to feel normal. I'm tired of feeling like a child who's trying to join in the conversation with the grown-ups.

So, no more.

No more waiting for something to change. No more endless appointments. No more going around in circles. I am making a change. I am going to stand on my own two feet and be the change.

Do you think it is possible?? Do you think positive thinking can be as powerful as all that? Do you think I'm inspired or insane? :)


Anonymous said...

I think that you do have to "Fake it till you make it", but I also think that you have to be very, very careful. I decided to simply "be recovered" and stopped seeing my team. I ended up in relapsing and now am trying to pull myself up again (with my RD). It is so easy for ED to sneak in that I think some kind of monitoring by an RD or therapist is important. I know for me, I see myself seeing my RD forever. Not as often, but once in a while to just make sure I stay on track.

Mum on the Run said...

Definitely inspired.
And inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Agreeing with Anonymous. The message here that I got was that the weaker ones still need appointments (which would be me and many others). I'm very happy if it works for you but it made me feel like I'm wasting my time and money on my treatment team when I can just tell myself to knock it off and just say no.
I hope the power of positive thinking all on it's own can work for you. Best wishes.