Motivation

Are you ready for a change?

Are you worried about CF? Do you have troubles dealing with it? Can't you see any reason to do anything about CF? I want to tell you something: We all feel that way sometimes! There are phases when you are tired and exhausted, when you don't feel like it anymore. The fight we fight daily against CF is exhausting and nerve wrecking!

Did you know that you can be happy despite CF and all the related things? Did you know that you are responsible for your own happiness? Do you know that you can change anything at any time? Yes that works! Be the change you would like to see!

You're probably asking yourself: Why should I do anything about CF? She wins anyway! A transplant is likely, why not wait and do nothing? Enjoy my life now?

Do you really think you can't enjoy your life because you have CF? If so, I have to tell you that you are wrong! And that's what I say, as a CF sufferer as well. Yes, there are more beautiful and worse courses. Should this prevent you from living a fulfilled life? No! Never!

What do you want from life?

Everyone of us has dreams, everyone has his dream job, everyone should have a goal. Yes, CF can be very restrictive depending on the course of events. But it should not restrict you in any way as far as life is concerned.

Serious progressions

CF can be very different. It can be very destructive. Enough of us are already regularly in hospital and at therapies in our childhood. Still many of us have to leave much too early. I dare to say that it is not the years in life that matter, but the life in our years. You don't have to grow old to be happy. You can shape your life as you like, no matter if I have 2 or 20 years left to live.

How you do that?

Everyone should have a goal in their life. What would you like to do? Would you like to travel the world? Do you want to help others? Do you want to run a marathon? I say everything is possible! (Yes, also a marathon, there are CF people who did that). Once you know what your goal is, you should concentrate on going in the right direction. Set off to reach your goal. Such a path can be long, even so long that you will never reach the goal. Knowing that you are on the right path makes you happy!

What do you want from life?

Everyone of us has dreams, everyone has his dream job, everyone should have a goal. Yes, CF can be very restrictive depending on the course of events. But it should not restrict you in any way as far as life is concerned.

Serious progressions

CF can be very different. It can be very destructive. Enough of us are already regularly in hospital and at therapies in our childhood. Still many of us have to leave much too early. I dare to say that it is not the years in life that matter, but the life in our years. You don't have to grow old to be happy. You can shape your life as you like, no matter if I have 2 or 20 years left to live.

How you do that?

Everyone should have a goal in their life. What would you like to do? Would you like to travel the world? Do you want to help others? Do you want to run a marathon? I say everything is possible! (Yes, also a marathon, there are CF people who did that). Once you know what your goal is, you should concentrate on going in the right direction. Set off to reach your goal. Such a path can be long, even so long that you will never reach the goal. Knowing that you are on the right path makes you happy!

Even if you are in a bad phase, you can find happiness and motivation. At times when you are in hospital with antibiotics, oxygen and tubes, your motivation is particularly low. And that's understandable! But why should you give up? The world is at your feet, the world awaits you! Imagine what good things you can do in the world, with your presence, think of all the people around you who would miss you, think of all those you don't even know yet and those who would never know you. Think about your present or future partner, think about the job, because you would like to do. Isn't that motivation enough to fight? You can do it! Get up, put on your armor and fight the CF! Show her that you are stronger! Fight for the good!

 

But don't forget the following: Living with CF requires a lot of energy and will. What you have achieved so far is also gigantic! Not everyone would have had such a great stamina as you! You can be extremely proud! 

A few tips

  • There are always days when there is a lack of motivation. Don't give up. The sun shines even when it is cloudy and thundery, we just don't see it at that moment. But it comes back! Guaranteed!
  • Read books! Focus on motivation and goals in life. For this I can warmly recommend Jorge Bucay, the Book of Happiness!
  • Living with CF often means feeling alone. Not necessarily because nobody cares about you, more because you are alone with the feeling. Someone who doesn't have CF doesn't know how to really feel about it. If you need someone to talk about it or someone who just listens to you and has CF, I would be happy if you contact me. (Read more under Coaching)
  • Find things you like to do. That helps enormously. Reward yourself with these things when you have done your therapy. The therapy helps you to do these things better.
  • You think CF has too much control over you to enjoy your life? In other words, do you think that someone who is paralyzed in a wheelchair and can't do anything on his own can't be happy? Do you think happiness depends only on health? Do you know that there are many healthy people who are not happy at all? I think this should show that we can live and enjoy the same way. 
  • Surround yourself with good things that won't harm you. Be occupied with yourself and listen to yourself. Meditate and think about yourself and your life. So you have the chance to get on the right path and to find happiness.

A few tips

  • There are always days when there is a lack of motivation. Don't give up. The sun shines even when it is cloudy and thundery, we just don't see it at that moment. But it comes back! Guaranteed!
  • Read books! Focus on motivation and goals in life. For this I can warmly recommend Jorge Bucay, the Book of Happiness!
  • Living with CF often means feeling alone. Not necessarily because nobody cares about you, more because you are alone with the feeling. Someone who doesn't have CF doesn't know how to really feel about it. If you need someone to talk about it or someone who just listens to you and has CF, I would be happy if you contact me. (Read more under Coaching)
  • Find things you like to do. That helps enormously. Reward yourself with these things when you have done your therapy. The therapy helps you to do these things better.
  • Du denkst, CF hat Dich zu sehr in der Hand, dass Du Dein Leben geniessen könntest? Anders gefragt, denkst Du, dass jemand der im Rollstuhl querschnittgelähmt sitzt und nicht selbstständig tun kann, nicht auch glücklich sein kann? Denkst Du, Glück hängt nur von der Gesundheit ab? Weisst Du, dass es sehr viele gesunde Menschen gibt, die überhaupt nicht glücklich sind? Ich denke, das sollte zeigen, dass wir genauso leben und geniessen können. 
  • Surround yourself with good things that won't harm you. Be occupied with yourself and listen to yourself. Meditate and think about yourself and your life. So you have the chance to get on the right path and to find happiness.

A few questions and answers

No, you're not! CF can feel very lonely. If you lack someone who understands what you and your body feel, you are welcome to contact me. That's why I created this website. Nobody should feel alone. It does me also very good to be able to exchange myself with you.

I'm very sorry you're not well! Such situations are always very difficult! Think of all the things you have done or still want to do, what you have already achieved and what you still want to achieve. Read my text above, maybe it will help you a little. Please contact me if you need someone! I am always there for you and support you wherever I can! I have already experienced many situations and together you are always strong! Don't give up!

Absolutely, here a few ones:

  • Jorge Bucay writes great books about happiness, spirituality, love and success. Personally I have read them all and taken a lot into my life.
  • John Strelecky, the why cafe. Super book to make life better. 

A little story for you!

Actually something that I experienced. 

I had a good friend. This friend also had CF. His version of CF was very persistent and caused him big problems, already in childhood. But my friend was a great fighter! With his head raised, he woke up every morning, prepared himself and entered the battlefield to defeat CF. My friend, let's call him Oliver here, had a great job he liked, a great family who always supported him and a wonderful girlfriend who was always there for him. Oliver fought and fought. At 23, however, he suffered several setbacks and his CF raged more and more. A lung transplant was imminent. Shortly after the operation it became known that his body did not want to accept the new organ. Due to his very rare mutation, however, he had the opportunity to transplant a second time. 

But Oliver said no. When I asked him why, he said something that had a lasting impact on my life. Oliver said: " You know, now at this moment I am so happy. I had a great family, a perfect girlfriend, a great job. What more do I want? It's good to go like this, knowing that I had everything I wanted and did." Two weeks later Oliver passed away.  

Do you understand what Oliver was trying to tell us? Always live your life so that you could leave at any time and it would be ok. Live fulfilled and as you want. And yes, that is possible!

A little story for you!

Actually something that I experienced. 

I had a good friend. This friend also had CF. His version of CF was very persistent and caused him big problems, already in childhood. But my friend was a great fighter! With his head raised, he woke up every morning, prepared himself and entered the battlefield to defeat CF. My friend, let's call him Oliver here, had a great job he liked, a great family who always supported him and a wonderful girlfriend who was always there for him. Oliver fought and fought. At 23, however, he suffered several setbacks and his CF raged more and more. A lung transplant was imminent. Shortly after the operation it became known that his body did not want to accept the new organ. Due to his very rare mutation, however, he had the opportunity to transplant a second time.

But Oliver said no. When I asked him why, he said something that had a lasting impact on my life. Oliver said: " You know, now at this moment I am so happy. I had a great family, a perfect girlfriend, a great job. What more do I want? It's good to go like this, knowing that I had everything I wanted and did." Two weeks later Oliver passed away.  

Do you understand what Oliver was trying to tell us? Always live your life so that you could leave at any time and it would be ok. Live fulfilled and as you want. And yes, that is possible!

 

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