This is a mental agility technique; refocusing your mind away from what you cannot control (powerless) and on to what you can control (powerful) i.e. your choices.
Does the language you use matter when describing how you’re approaching your condition? “I’m going to fight this disease!” vs. “I’m going to heal it from my body!” Which sounds more useful?
I once coached a cricketer who had a goal of regaining his place on a high-ranking team. His major insight was this; being 100% ‘present’ at the crease is the only thing that would get him there. Nothing else other than his best performance, moment to moment at the crease, would get him back on the team.
We shouldn’t confine ‘legacy’ to material values only, instead it can be based on human values such as authenticity and generosity.
Mantra 'Live what I love' This goes hand-in-hand with reprioritising what’s important to you in life and having daily rituals. For me, moving towards simplicity was about letting go of whole load of things that in my new reality were not important. Instead of this, as...
Design or refine your daily rituals to help create and embed a positive mindset. In the early days of being (mis)diagnosed with ALS, I wanted everyday to be a day that I could be present with my kids, and if I was going to do that, I needed to be in a good space.