By Dr. Emil Tompkins, a Tucson Chiropractor with a passion for family health and wellness
As many of you know, it’s World Cup Soccer time. The US made it in, but no one thought they had a chance to even get out of the initial rounds. The other teams are so tough, we were expected to lose quickly. Even the US coach said it was unrealistic to expect a great result from the World Cup tournament.
Fast forward past the first match against Ghana (a team expected to beat us). Somehow, the US won, and we are now rallying around our soccer team thinking we just might have a chance. The win made us believe our team can do something special. I’m so excited to see what’s to come for our nation in this tournament.
I’m writing this, though, to encourage you to ask yourself these questions: How often do you personally tell yourself that you can’t accomplish something? Do you talk yourself out of doing great things because it seems impossible? Do you fail to make health and wellness decisions because you feel like you’re too far gone? Do you know someone who has just given up on living healthy or being happy because they’ve told themselves that it’s impossible? When we tell ourselves enough negative things, we begin to believe it. Over time, we will live our lives based on our own negativity.
If there’s anything we can learn from our men’s soccer team, it’s that we can accomplish anything. We can make a difference in our own lives and the lives of others because nothing is impossible.
Take a moment to think about your current life and health. Tell yourself the truth about where you are. “I have the ability to be healthy” or “I may not be very healthy now, but I can make choices to improve my health.” “I have been blessed with a body that can heal and recover from any injury or illness.”
You can achieve real health. You can get yourself out of the negative mindset that keeps you from achieving your goals. Just like our Men’s Soccer Team, you can accomplish anything, no matter what others say.
Dr. Emil Tompkins