Here at the Trichotillomania Relief Specialists, we hear it all the time:
- “I guess I’m just going to have to learn to live with this.”
- “I guess it’s just who I am.”
- “This is something I’ll always have.”
- “Once you have it, you always have it.”
When it comes to trichotillomania, almost everywhere you go online, these are the kinds of things you read and hear about – people literally resigning themselves to a lifetime of slavery to trichotillomania. And while it’s understandable after years of frustrating attempts to find meaningful help, it’s also the kiss of death when it comes to your hopes and dreams for a trich-free lifestyle.
A Model for Perseverance
Back in 2008, Heather Dornidan was a runner for the University of Minnesota. She was a gifted athlete, already garnering nationwide attention for her prowess on the track. But what really put Heather on the map was the time she came back from a catastrophic fall two-thirds of the way through a 600 meter dash to actually win!
Eight years later, the video of Heather’s dramatic victory has gone incredibly viral; some of the videos appearing on YouTube – and there are now many – have over 14 million views!
I think it goes without saying that Heather didn’t plan for the events of that day back in 2008. She didn’t wake up that morning, plan to fall, get back up, and against all odds go on to win the race!
But you see, when giving up is not an option, it doesn’t happen. And if you don’t give up, there’s really only one alternative to that – and that’s to continue to persevere until the goal is reached, no matter what it takes.
When it comes to your search for a true and lasting resolution for your trichotillomania, this is no less important. Why? Because the alternative is painfully apparent.
3 Great Reasons to Stay In The Game
In this week’s video, Trichotillomania Relief Specialists’ Co-founder and Executive Director Robert Mantell shares with you three of the most important reasons it’s imperative you choose to stay in the race – if necessary, all the way until the whistle blows.
Not surprisingly, there’s a bigger picture here. These three reasons have a lot more to do with the person you stand to become in the effort than it does simply breaking free from the scourge of trichotillomania (which we know is also super important to you!) 🙂
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