I wrote an article on Intent blog and I wanted to share a sneak peak with you all about how I overcame my cold using my mind.
My dad was pretty strict with me when I was young and I got sick. As a worried father, he didn’t want me going to school if I was coughing, for the sake of fellow students and my own health. I was a straight A student and it terrified me to miss a day of school, so I would try to “hide” my sickness — though I have to admit I was pretty transparent and was often sent back to bed. One particular morning in high school, I was coughing pretty bad and my dad told me if I coughed one more time in the hour before I had to go to school I wasn’t allowed to go. To the surprise of both of us, I managed not to cough a single time and off to school I went. My will and desire burned in me so strongly that I was able to suppress my symptoms until I was in the clear.
I didn’t think about that morning again until a few weeks ago when I woke up with a sore head and a stuffy nose. I thought, “crap, I am getting sick”. The thought terrified me for a variety of reasons, the predominant one being that I simply could not afford to get sick. Work was calling my name and life was not going to stop for a week.
Usually when I get even the slightest hint of an injury or illness I enter victim mode. I feel self defeated, angry, and mopy. Poor, poor me.
To be honest, I am not sure what changed…