Here’s a Story For You…
‘Are you kidding?’ he said ‘This is a cinch.’
I had remarked how he seemed to apply himself with great ease to what he had just achieved.
He had applied himself very well to the program and had got great results.
‘What was hard’ he said, ‘was seven months ago, when I was walking to the car and got walloped by a heart attack.’
‘As I left the front door,’ he continued, ‘I felt a wave of weakness and a dull ache in my left side and shoulder. As I approached the car, my legs gave out, and I ended up on one knee, grasping for the door handle of the car for support. My wife was behind me, and I heard her scream to my daughter to phone for an ambulance, to say that her dad was having a heart attack.’
‘You must have been terrified’ I said.
‘No’ he replied, ‘I was enraged.’
‘As I grasped for the handle, it occurred to me that this need not have happened. I was raging with myself for the careless, brainless, even stupid, negligence that had brought me to this.’
‘That’ he continued, ‘was very hard to take. I had brought about my own catastrophe.’
‘This’ he continued ‘ is very very easy. And I’m only grateful that I now have the wit and the will to do it, and get my life back.’
And so he did. He’s fit, healthy, and well.
Many of us keep putting off what we know we should do.
Sometimes, it doesn’t do any harm to remind ourselves of the possible consequences of our inaction.
As in everything in life, nothing, nothing, nothing, happens till we do something about it.