Over the years I have had my own personal setbacks and at times “failures”. As a young boy growing up my Dad would never let us use the word failed or failure. He said as long as we get up when we fall we never fail. Over the years I have listened to many patients talk of their own personal “failures” with regard to weight and health issues. The pain is real and many times it causes depression and many other health issues. The pain not only affects them, but many times an entire family. I would implore each of you reading this to never give up. When you “give in” or in some cases “give up” you are giving up your own personal freedom to choose whatever outcome YOU WANT. As the great Abraham Lincoln said, “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” Denis Waitley said, “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
If you have “failed” in the past and it bothers you, get excited. That very thought lets you know you are not satisfied with where you are. That is the beginning of change. Zig Ziglar says, “Failure is and event, not a person.” Let your past failures motivate you and teach you. As the great Thomas Edison said after “failing” thousands of times. He stated he did not fail a thousand times he just learned a thousand ways how not to make the light bulb.
Finally take responsibility for any setbacks or “failures” that occur in your life. John Burroughs said, “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” The blame game never helps anyone really change. It only gives a person excuses to possibly continue down a path they shouldn’t be on. Many times in life the “failure” we have is just before a great “success”, but sadly that setback detours the person from hedging forward.
In our clinic we have seen so many incredible stories of lives changed. But each of these individuals have overcame obstacles that had caused them to fall in the past. Instead of giving up they got up, dusted themselves off and learned from the mistake. Don’t EVER give up. You have the ability and strength within you to accomplish whatever goal you have. If you want to lose 50lbs or 150lbs you can and will. But along the way you will have to battle old bad habits and might slip and fall. Just get up, put your head down and press forward. We are here for you to help you in any way we can. I BELIEVE in you. Now BELIEVE in YOURSELF.
This week’s success is from Adam
When I met Dr. Lane I was over 265lbs and getting bigger. I had developed Type 2 diabetes with a rare disease that had attacked my pancreas when I was in my early 20’s. I had been very athletic throughout my life and never had a weight issue or health issue for that matter. I later developed a blood clot in my leg. My life was spiraling out of control and I was not sure how long I was going to be around heading the direction I was. Dr. Lane was pretty straight forward with me and did not let me make any excuses or quit. He was determined to help me and have me help myself. I can’t say it was easy but I can tell you it was worth it. Today I am just over 200lbs. I feel great, have more energy than every before. Not only did Dr. Lane help me in the process he taught me how to continue to live a healthy life. We have heard it many times before, you feed a man a fish you feed him a day, you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime. Thank you Dr. Lane- you have changed my life.
Remember whether you are just trying to lose that extra weight or get over chronic health issues, take time to attend one of our free seminars on Wednesday evenings. Register or call our office and we will save a spot for you. For the next month I am giving every one who attends a copy of my new book, “Improve the Quality of Your Life – Why Live in Pain?” We look forward to seeing you.
In closing I leave you with words from Napoleon Hill. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” You have heard me say it many times, if you are not satisfied with where you are in life get excited. That thought can motivate you to change. Remember we are never stuck where we are. We can always change, Just DECIDE too.