Friday, June 19, 2015

Mental Strength

~ Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will.~ Mahatma Ghandi

Mahatma Ghandi helps us to realize how much the human will is capable of.  Many doctors put a great deal of emphasis on increasing the state of mind and outlook of his/her patients.

Well being is not a black and white issue. The human will has to be exercised, and it is very important that an individual realizes how much impact he/she may have on his/her own well being.

Many world-champion athletes speak much about how much of the strength that they exhibit comes from their state of mind. Many will reiterate that true strength comes from state of mind.

Many patients that I interact with have an unbelievable amount of strength. This inner strength is irrelevant to the amount of pounds they can lift on a bench press.

Persona and will are the two key ingredients to indomitable will. Perseverance is incredibly valuable to an individual.

I try to always tell the patients I am speaking with that, even though the body may not feel “strong,” it is far more important to be strong of mind. I have always found encouragement by having a mentor to encourage and serve as a model to be incredibly valuable.

I would love to hear who else has found a mentor to aid them as they progress through a trying time.

Every day I am exposed to people who are strong and have decided to push forward in their lives despite having sustained an injury. Injury and illness are two factors that require a tremendous amount of inner strength in order to overcome.  

I try to always remind the individuals I interact with of the mutual benefit that I feel in regards to being in their presence. It is far more valuable in life to be strong of heart and mind then physically strong.

I thank you very much for reading and as always I welcome any comments that you may have.


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