We Can Stay Stuck Or We Can Grow

“I’ve had to let go of so many things to move forward with my chronic illness life. As a result I’ve grown so much as a person. My understanding of the impacts of disease and disability on the chronic illness sufferer, was so shallow prior to becoming ill. I always cared and I thought I had genuine empathy, but it was never going to be on the level it is now.”

For more on this topic, check out my blog post..
“We Can Stay Stuck Or We Can Grow”

My Medical Musings

Getting to the next level always requires ending something, leaving it behind, and moving on. Growth itself demands that we move on. Without the ability to end things, people stay stuck, never becoming who they are meant to be, never accomplishing all that their talents and abilities should afford them.”

Henry Cloud,Necessary Endings

I love this quote by Henry Cloud. Throughout my life I have always looked forward. Always been thinking of ways to improve my personal life and professional life. At work we used to call it “continuous improvement”. Never resting on our laurels. Reminding ourselves we were only as good as our last achievement and today was a new day. A new opportunity to improve, to inspire, to embrace change.

Chronic Illness And Continuous Improvement

When we live with chronic illness, the concept of continuous improvement seems almost ridiculous doesn’t it.

But is it?

Our lives, while significantly…

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One thought on “We Can Stay Stuck Or We Can Grow

  1. I do not think continuous improvement is ridiculous at all. Here is why. It is often true we are not getting better medically, but for me at least I am a better human being today than I was 15 years ago. happier, more actuated, and with a better outlook on life.

    Now, I could learn to type and spell better think of the improvement? LOL

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