“When things are tough, just remember; every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a lot of dirt to get there.”
Recovery is not easy,
it is never going to be easy.
It is a fight, day after day -
it will never stop.
However, with time, we get stronger;
our skin becomes a little tougher,
our swords a little sharper.
Armed and ready,
we go into battle.
We rise and we fight.
We fight and we win.
No matter what,
There is hope.
There is always hope.
“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.”
Change your thoughts,
change your life.
It’s in your hands.
You can go anywhere you dream.
You can do anything you want.
You can be anyone you wish.
Right here, right now.
This is your moment,
you’re never going to get it back.
Go. Be. Do.
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
You don’t give yourself enough credit,
you are stronger than you believe.
You were strong enough to survive through
your disordered thoughts and actions.
You are strong enough to survive through
the recovery from them.
Don’t you ever give up, not ever.
The goal is not to wake up in the morning a winner.
You cannot cross the finish line without first running the race.
The goal is to wake up in the morning, put your feet on the floor and move forward.
With each step, you are on the way to becoming a winner.
The goal is to wake up in the morning and start to win.
“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward.”
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
“We all go through things that make us think, “I can’t do this anymore” but look at me - I am living proof that anyone can make it through if they have the will to survive.”
—Michael, a survivor of lung cancer
“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.”