Truly we all have a blend of the bad and the good within us. It Won’t Happen To Me combined with It Will Happen To Me. There is the corollary It Might Happen To Me. For example, pretend you own a home in a mudslide area. If you believe it won’t happen to you you will end up with a home full of mud. If you believe it might happen to you you still end up with a house full of mud but you have insurance to pay for it. And if you believe it will happen to you you not only have insurance but you have sand bags laid out to keep out the mud. Preventative action is the hallmark of It Will Happen To Me.
I feel like I have been beating a dead horse over the past 3-4 articles, but this is important. I learned at the age of 39 that It Will Happen To Me when I thought I had had a heart attack. My blood pressure was too high. I was overweight. I was sedentary. I didn’t eat well. I was in constant pain. I didn’t do anything right because I knew that It Wouldn’t Happen To Me…until it did happen to me…well almost. No doctor could tell me what did happen to me and I still don’t know, but it wasn’t a heart attack. But it was a chance, a chance to know that It Will Happen To Me and a chance to do my best to prevent it. Article #17 explains and lists some of the steps that I have employed since 2000 as a preventative.
I get excited and very pleased when one of my patients tells me they are taking distinct and decisive preventative action for their health. I hope I can influence or convince you to do more, wherever you are on this walk. You are here and that is a great start. Take possession and control of your health with the teachings in article #17. Take preventative action. Be the example for others to follow. You can do it. It is within your power. The only way It Won’t Happen to You is if you stop it, not ignore it.