“If you want to achieve success, all you need to do is find a way to model those who have already succeeded.” – Tony Robbins
Model those who have already succeeded. What a simple and often overlooked idea.
So, why is it important to your health journey to know what others have achieved in theirs?
Let me tell you a story…
In 1954 Roger Bannister was the first human to break the 4 minute mile. Until then, people believed it was not humanly possible to run a mile in less than 4 minutes.
That’s a great story, but not even the most interesting part. What happened next is way more interesting.
The remarkable part of his story is that his record only held for 46 days.
From humanly impossible to now many people have run a mile in under 4 minutes.
Let me tell you another story. I lost a dear friend to lung cancer in 2016. Cancer was on my radar after this loss, so when I stumbled across a documentary about how they were curing cancer in Germany, I watched it. The documentary changed my life. It was full of people telling their healing stories of beating cancer odds.
These were people doing what I thought was humanly impossible (kind of like breaking the 4 minute mile).
Since I was now aware there were people healing from all stages of cancer, I knew when cancer entered our world with Gayle’s metastatic breast cancer diagnosis that it was possible for her to recover, too.
And she did. She beat the odds and is living a full, vibrant life, including hiking every Saturday. You can go here to learn more about our story.
There are many stories being published of people using food and lifestyle changes to help them beat the odds of a cancer diagnosis – including stage IV (which by the way, is just a number, as our brilliant oncologist in Germany told us).
But it’s not just cancer recovery stories. There are countless stories about the power of nutrition and lifestyle to help the body heal from other chronic conditions and symptoms, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, blood sugar issues, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and more.
We all need to hear these stories. We all need to know the magic of possibility.
This is why I do what I do. After Gayle’s incredible healing, God kept nudging me to tell our story and teach others what we had learned. This nudging from God is why I walked away from a publishing business I founded over 23 years ago, went back to school, got my functional nutrition counseling certification and am now counseling clients on the power of food and lifestyle changes to help them improve their health. A holistic, whole-body approach to getting well can be transformative.
Now, not everyone can run a mile in under 4 minutes and not everyone will heal from a cancer diagnosis, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, etc.
But people do and we all need to know it’s possible.