Don’t forget to download the free guide that accompanies this month’s articles. In it, I show you three simple steps to help your patients choose to live well with cancer. You can grab your free copy here.
I’d like you to cast your mind back to your very first day in your very first job - and I mean your first “proper” job, not your first paper round or something like that!
Perhaps you had just finished college or university. Can you picture it?
How did you feel? Were you nervous? Excited? Anxious? Fearful?
How did that first day go? Was it as you expected?
What did you learn about yourself?
Now, I want you to pause and think about this next question carefully.
Answering as you are today, what ONE piece of advice would you give to yourself as you were starting out?
Here are 10 common threads I’ve noticed in the conversations I’ve had with various cancer health professionals:
Lessons from your future self
I recently took part in an exercise designed to help me visualise my future. This entailed writing a “diary entry” as if it was 10 years ahead, imagining being the best version of myself I could be, and then dialling that up some more!
It was a fun exercise, and certainly one I’d recommend trying out, but it has left a rather deeper impression on me than I’d expected it to! Namely, I find myself asking, “What would my future self do in this situation?”.
Now there’s a lesson!
“Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” - Buddha
On that note, this week I’d like to set you a challenge. I’d like you to write out your own story - where you are the hero who has seen success at some arbitrary point in the future, let’s say 10 years - and what I’d like you to do is write out 10 lessons from your future self in 10 years.
To give you a little inspiration, here is what I came up with:
In the free guide that accompanies this month’s articles, I show you three simple steps to help your patients choose to live well with cancer. You can grab your free copy here.
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