Have any of you seen the british tv show, Embarrassing Bodies? It's one of those car crash kind of viewing experiences where you don't want to watch but it's hard to look away. I'm constantly amazed at the number of people who appear on that show with testicles growing out of their heads, who when asked how long they have had them for, reply with, "About eight years." Have you seen anyone about them before? "No."
Here's a classic example of the show. This clip really shocked me when I first saw it.
The human ability to endure is amazing.
I'm always reading books and articles related to health, fitness and mindset these days and recently was introduced to the metaphor of the boiling frog. I know it's not new but it certainly resonated with me.
The metaphor goes along the lines of if you place a frog in boiling water, it would be scolded and would immediately attempt to jump out. However, if you were to place a frog in cool water and very gradually heat it up, the frog would not perceive the change in temperature and would eventually be boiled alive. Now I'm informed that this is not scientifically accurate and I'm not encouraging anyone to go out and start boiling frogs alive to test the theory but I do like the concept.
It might be a doorknob in your house that you never got around to fixing so now you never close the door. The light bulb in your bathroom may have blown so you have a lamp in there instead. Or you might be suffering from poor sleep every night and you wake up tired every day. Or you might have a sore shoulder so you only ever reach into the cupboard with your left arm. Or you might just be unsatisfied with your body shape and general well being.
Whatever it is, I want you to identify something that you shouldn't have to endure and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! There are so many brilliantly capable professionals out there who fix problems like the exact one you've been dealing with. So if the problem has been lasting longer than 6 months, it's fair to suggest that it might be beyond your area of expertise and YOU NEED HELP.
There's no shame in asking for help, you just want to get on with enjoying your life, not enduring it.
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