In the first part of this post about Morris Goodman, The Miracle Man we looked at:
- Why acceptance is the key to your own Recovery…
- Why we need to take total responsibility for our own recovery
In this second part we will discuss:
- How to set your own goals that speed up recovery…
- How to use the astonishing Healing power of your own mind…
This will continue to help us discover how Morris walked again after many doubted he would even be able to breathe on his own, let alone walk.
So let’s get started…
How to set your own goals that speed up recovery…
The first thing I want you to do is to get a pen and paper and find some quiet time. (Non-negotiable)
there are massive benefits to getting your thoughts out your head and onto paper, it makes it official!
“If you don’t have a dream or a goal how is it supposed to come true?” Morris Goodman Click to Tweet
Now, write at the top…. What do I want?
Do not over think it! Just get it down on paper!
Quick tip, make sure you write your goal in the present tense….
If you are really struggling, try to think of what your life would be like if you did not have any fear, pain or any other challenges you are going through right now.
Once you have written down your goal, leave it and come back to it the next day. You may see that something does not fit or you may want to add some more.
Repeat each day until you are completely happy with your goal.
Breaking down your goals…
Now that you have your written goal, we are going is to break it down into easy manageable steps.
And the best question to ask, what is the first step?
Just imagine, Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth! Walking up to the track and is no starting line.
Now, I am sure you would agree, even Usain Bolt could not cross the finish line (the goal) if he did not know where to start (the First Step)
Starting with today, what can I do today that will move towards my goal? Again, write it out in the present tense.
Then continue to write out your goals for the end of the week, then onto week 2, week 3, week 4, then onto the next month.
Keep on going until you have reached your end goal, as I have mentioned before, go at your own pace. There is no time limit.
However, what I would say, if you are in the zone, keep going!
You now have a plan! A goal to work towards!
It has been shown time and time again, that, you are more likely to reach your goals if you have a plan.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish” Antoine de Saint Exupery
Now that you have a plan, take action! It is just words on a piece of paper if do not take action!
Now you have the goal, it is time to bring out the big guns, your own mind!
How To Use the Astonishing Healing Power of Your Own Mind to Achieve Your Goals…
Let’s us start off with our friend, Morris Goodman,
I cannot think of a better example, of the astonishing healing power of the human mind.
Study after study has shown the mind cannot tell the difference between what is imagined and what is real.
Morris supports this when he states that…
“All I had to work with in the hospital was my mind and once you have your mind you can put things back together again.”
Morris also states that he could not let anything come in to his mind that would distract him from his goal and vision.
To me this is a very telling thing to say because it demonstrates his focus and desire to achieve his target. He had one thing on his mind and that was to walk out of the hospital by Christmas.
Now, let me ask you this! If power of the mind can heal a man, that had broken his back in two places, could not breathe without a machine and could not speak.
Just think what it could do for you?
You already have had proof on how your mind affects your body!
- I am sure you have shed a tear or two in your lifetime, the emotion sets of reaction in the body, which produce tears when we cry!
- Also, we blush when we are embarrassed.
- We have that gut feeling that something is not quite right.
Now that you know you have the power, how can you use it to aid your own recovery?
Well, in 2 words…
Morris Goodman used Creative visualisation, to visualise his goal with himself walking out of the hospital by Christmas.
He felt the feelings of what it would be like to achieve that goal as it was happening in this very moment!
The feeling of fresh air as he walked out the door and the pride as he knew at that very moment he had achieved his goal.
You now have a goal too, and just like Morris… you are going smash it! You are going to live life on your terms. It is time to start living!!
How to visualise your goal…
Ok! Take your written goal and just try to think of what it would be like if you achieved your goal.
What would it feel like? Write it down! Get into the details and Use all of your senses
- What are you feeling? (emotions)
- What can you see?
- What can you hear?
- What can you smell?
- What are you touching?
To get the best possible results with creative visualisation we need to get into a relaxed state.
To enter in the relaxed state use the body scan meditation in chapter 2
Once you are totally relaxed, open your eyes and take a look at your goal and your list above. (This will not affect your relaxation)
Now start visualising your goal, try to use all of the senses!
- Try and make the vision as clear as possible.
- Feel the emotions!!!
- What can you smell?
- Make the sounds clear!
- What are you touching? Is hard! Soft! Smooth!
If you’re like me!
You are struggling to nail down the emotions, I find a smile while you are visualising the goal really helps.
Try it right now! Close your eyes and relax, then simply smile.
It feels different, doesn’t it?
Of course, you may find it difficult to relax the first time you try visualising.
But the more you practice the better results you will have.
Like Morris Goodman and the thousands before you.
you will be absolutely astonished by the results!
You have seen proof on how Morris Goodman used the power of his own mind.
Now it’s your turn and really prove to yourself that you too, can live a life that is free from suffering and discomfort.
Let us take a little recap.
- At the beginning we talked about accepting where you are right now and how to overcome resistance.
- Then moving on with a better choice that helps your recovery.
- Then we talked about taking full responsibility for your own recovery and the choices you make.
- Even if you choose to take your doctor’s advice, you can still take responsibility for your own recovery.
- How to set a goal and break it down into manageable action steps
- Then, finally we went through how you can use the power of your own mind to reach your goals
I really hope these posts made you realise you do have a choice.
- You can read it and do nothing!
- Or read it and take action that changes you life!
Also, I would love to hear what’s going on in your life and if this post has helped you in any way.
Just put a comment below and I will answer a quick as I can!