During one of my rehabilitation sessions at the hydrotherapy pool, I struck up a conversation with an elderly gentleman.
The conversation quickly moved onto the reason why he was at the pool and how he had sustained his injuries.
It’s not always a bike or car accident that can leave a person struggling to be the person they once were.
The first thing I thought of was either cancer or a smoking related illness. But it was neither. It was all to do with taking very regular flights for business. He suffered a severe blood clot during a flight and the flight was diverted to the closest airport so he could be transferred to hospital for emergency surgery.
He then said PMA.
The blank expression on my face told him I had no idea what the TLA (Three Letter Acronym) meant.
Positive Mental Attitude.
Physically we can get over many bodily breaks and injuries, but without the right positive mental attitude, we will never fully heal.
Mind over matter is not just a saying, it’s a fact. I know this from experience. But, you need to want to heal. Without that want, the chances of a full recovery are much lower.
Always try to keep a positive attitude, and you will see the difference. Trust me on this one.