I think that for almost every one of us reading this message, we have at least one thing in common: We’ve experienced some setbacks in life. It could be financial, losing a beloved family member, friend or co-worker, divorce, a lay-off, our health, and many other things – including incontinence. It’s easy to have a good attitude and continuously think positive as long as things are going our way, right?! What about the difficult times? One of the hardest things to do when we’re experiencing adversity is to keep our heads held high, and “get back in the game.”
To be positive or to not be depressed… It’s really easy to lose our passion when we’re hurt.
Our friend Jason Parker, an Olympic medal winner (speed skating) has a great story about his very first race. He was around 11 years old, and it was a 4-lap race. So as he was skating into the very first turn, guess what he did… Sure enough, he “hit the boards”. That’s skaters-talk meaning he fell down.
He picked himself up and began skating again, and by the end of the race, Jason had fallen 4 times. But you know what he had to do to finish the race? He had to PICK HIMSELF UP and begin skating again.
Here’s a guy who went from falling 4 times in his first race and because he had a “Pick-Myself-Up Attitude”, he became an Olympic champion!
Now here’s the rest of Jason’s story… Sitting in the audience of his very first race were his family, his friends, and a cute young girl (Kristin) he had his eye on. And with all his falls, he was embarrassed beyond belief! And after the race, he knew that cute little Kristin would never give him the time of day, and perhaps not even look at him.
Fast forward 15 years, and cute little Kristen is now Mrs. Parker, and Kristen and Jason have 2 beautiful children!
Of course, many people choose to sit on the sidelines of life and not move forward because they’ve been “injured.” As we all know, that’s their prerogative.
But at Men’s Liberty, we feel like it’s our responsibility to ask questions that just may perhaps motivate you to change your life and to change your lifestyle!
So here’s the question: “What if…?”
What if we picked ourselves up from the “boards” and “started skating again?”
We’re reminded of Cameron J., survivor of prostate cancer. Like many, his treatments left him incontinent. He was devastated because (in his words) he ‘was TRAPPED at home, afraid to go anywhere because he feared that his adult diapers might leak, or that someone could smell his urine.’
Lucky for Cameron, his daughter was an expert researcher, and that’s how he discovered Men’s Liberty! And because of Men’s Liberty, Cameron picked himself up off the boards and became active again.
In fact Cameron is so active and busy, dedicating and volunteering his time and energies to the local hospital, church, and community enhancement committee! Cameron’s wife teases saying ‘she sees him less now than when he was working.’
And that’s what it’s all about – raising our heads up high, finding solutions and getting ourselves back into the game!
I think that if we just stop and think about the many times we’ve witnessed people picking themselves up, we’ll start saying to ourselves something like this –
- “If John can do it, why can’t I?”
- “I saw that football player finish the game with a broken arm AND broken ribs! Why can’t I?”
And think about it… When they interview champions about their injuries, almost always they say the same thing: “I’d rather be IN THE GAME than sitting on the sidelines watching it go by.”
And there’s the difference between champions and everyone else.
Now this is important:
At Men’s Liberty, we believe that
ALL PEOPLE HAVE A CHAMPION INSIDE THEMSELVES!!
So what can we do to help you find your inner-Champion? What can we do to help you pick yourself up from the “boards”?
And – do you have a “Champion Story”? We want to hear it!! We want your inspiration and we want to celebrate your big wins. So please – share your story with us now!!
NOTE: If you’re new or just discovering Men’s Liberty, please know that we have a very experienced team of experts – including nurses and medical specialists, readily available to help answer all your questions to regaining your life and your inner champion.
Don’t hesitate to call our client assistance team today – 800-814-3174. We’ll make every step of this journey as easy as possible! 800-814-3174