BEATING THE ODDS
People who take positive action
beat negativity, and frequently beat the odds against recovery.
I met two people who used positive action to beat the odds.
One person was involved in a
car accident in which there was a violent head-on-collision. He
was nearly killed as a result of his injuries. He had many
complications including fat embolism to his lungs that could
easily have taken his life.
His wife was also seriously
injured in the accident, and they had to face the devastating
loss of an unborn child who died as a complication of the
accident. On top of all this, his orthopedic surgeon said his
feet, legs, and knees were so badly injured he would never walk
I met him two years after his
accident when he came to the hospital to perform physical
therapy. He walked into the room without assistance and
performed his own program of therapy. I couldn’t believe how he
had recovered his ability to walk against incredible odds using
positive thinking and positive action. He told me his
orthopedic surgeon is still amazed he can walk.
Several years later, I met
another person who beat the odds against recovery using positive
thinking and positive action. He was involved in an airplane
crash. He survived miraculously, but had spinal chord
injuries. Although his chord was not transected, it sustained
significant damage, and doctors told him he would be confined to
a wheel chair for the rest of his life.
After many months of physical
therapy at the hospital, his doctors told him he should go home,
accept his fate, and obtain financial support from the
government for his disability. But this person was not a
quitter. He also happened to be a physical therapist by
profession. After he went home, he set up a program of physical
therapy in his own house. He performed therapy on himself eight
hours a day. He spent hours each day treating his paralyzed
muscles with electrical stimulation. This unorthodox therapy
apparently worked because over many months of full time physical
therapy, he recovered to the point he could walk again.
He continued taking positive
action until he was able to go snow skiing. He then invited his
doctors to go with him on a ski vacation. The doctors who said
he would be confined to a wheelchair now watched him ski down
the snow-covered slopes of Switzerland.
When I met him, his recovery
was nearly complete. I wouldn’t have known he had any residual
effects of the injury if he hadn’t told me. Every one who knew
him thought he was entirely normal. They were shocked to hear
his story of recovery against incredible odds.
That is the way positive action
works. If you allow negative experiences to become a call to
positive action, then miraculous things can happen, and you can
beat the odds.
Excerpt from :
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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