Years ago my husband and I went skiing for the first time in Durango, CO. At the top of the slope, he would ski down the blue run while I took the green beginner run. Yes, the bunny slope. I never fell, not once. I was careful, a bit slow, but I didn’t fall. He fell a few times, got up and kept going.
Next day I chose brave and adventurous. No more green slope. If I fell, I fell. Without saying anything, we got off the ski lift. He took off down the blue slope, expecting me to repeat the bunny run.
When he glanced back he saw me right behind him. I was following as closely as possible (and faster than I’d prefer) but I was determined to keep up. I only fell once or twice. I didn’t break anything, and it was great fun!
With only a day’s experience of skiing and falling and getting back up, Mike became my coach, and I became a better skier. We had a blast!
My takeaway from this? Something I have to remind myself from time to time. Break out! Never settle for past successes (like never falling on the safe slope). Take that next challenge. Set your bar higher. Go farther. Do what others think can’t be done. Amaze people. Amaze yourself!
A Dozen Reasons to Resist Diabetes Miracle Cure Hype
Not all diabetes products are hype, but many are. While some true experts offer good non-prescription solutions, many are less than beneficial “miracle cures” created by marketers. How do you tell the difference? Here are a few things to think about.
- Unless you trust the known expert promoting a product, you won’t know what ingredients are really in it. Some claim a significant amount of a special ingredient, but it may be only a very small amount with other fillers.
- The latest breakthrough product is a one-size-fits-all that doesn’t take your unique needs into consideration.
- Some claim you don’t need to change your diet. No pill, organic or otherwise, works if you continue to eat the same amount of sugar and carbs.
- Some claim you can stop your prescription meds. Dangerous.
- Marketers are masters at manipulating emotions. The miracle cure was often discovered after a heart-wrenching series of events that led to a hunt for a cure.
- The sales letter claims it’s a doctor speaking, usually someone you’ve never heard of and can’t research. The person writing the sales letter could be a very good fiction writer.
- Big Pharma is NOT afraid of these “cures.” Medical doctors will not shut down the product if they find the ad.
- Sales pitches may have a grain of truth to sound credible, but not necessarily sound science.
- They usually don’t work. Marketers know most people won’t return products for a refund.
- If you chase miracle cures you may become passive in taking care of your health.
- If your medical doctor is convinced your diabetes is a life sentence with no recovery, find another doctor who understands nutrition, not another miracle cure.
- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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Before it’s a dream, it’s just a wish. It’s fun to have wishes. Wishes don’t require action plans. Sometimes they’re spontaneous moments of fun. People wish they could earn a lot of money, go on vacation, not work so hard, eat without getting fat, be healthy without effort, have luxuries. Wishing you could play in the pool could be as simple as jumping in. But if you wish you knew how to swim, then you’ll need a goal and plan to learn to swim.