5 Keys for Standing in Your Power When Faced With a Diagnosis
Have you ever received a diagnosis for yourself or your child and in that moment found yourself wanting the doctor to tell you exactly what you need to do in order to survive?
This is a super common thing to have happen and can even be viewed as a good thing…at least in the short-term.
But what happens when a little bit further down the road (maybe a week, a month, a year) you no longer agree with what the doctor is suggesting, except now you don’t know how to change what has already begun?
I totally understand why people grab onto the lifeline the doctor provides and meekly follow the doctors suggestions.
In that moment of shock, despair and even panic, it is natural to look for a savior and who better than that person in the white lab coat whose telling you that they know what needs to happen and all you need to do is listen?
The problem is that in that moment you are handing your power over to somebody else and asking them to know what's best for you. It is likely they fully believe that they know the best program, procedure or protocol for you to follow. They’ve probably dealt with hundreds, if not thousands of patients and have the track record to prove why they believe what they do.
But they don’t know you and your situation as completely as you do. You are unique and what you truly need might be different from what Joe, down the street, who had the same thing, required.
I'm not saying it's a bad idea to listen to the doctor…but I am saying, when you give them full control and authority over all decisions and then blindly do as you’re told, you are handing your power away and problems can arise. This is even more true when your gut or intuition is telling you to do or check-out something else.
Taking back your power is always a challenge. In this podcast I talk about how and why you always need to be the final decision maker in things pertaining to you.