As many college students begin their first day wondering how to balance a schedule of multiple classes, those with health concerns may face the fear of balancing class and their health. While many gears focus on getting good grades, achieving their dream internship, and staying involved in campus life, those who are suffering from health concerns, may be battling for their life. Health concerns can ultimately impact the trajectory of a students’ success beyond their control.
Those who face illnesses may struggle to reach their highest potential as they focus on their health and recovery. Students that have to attend doctor’s appointments and treatments, while focusing on recovery and healing, may face a higher barrier to achieving the same grades as a student, who did not have the same health concerns. Students with health concerns may face an energy deficit as they focusing on recovering and surviving while studying and focusing on class. Some individuals may have no other choice but to focus solely on their recovery until they heal.
Yet, the adversity that arises in the state of a health conflict can motivate and inspire individuals to strive for their highest potential. A cancer survivor with chemotherapy experience may be inspired to research cancer treatments to better the lives of others. A diabetes survivor may strive to advocate for access to health care in politics. With experiences of different lenses of the health care system, they may understand what areas need to improve. With this motivation to help better the world, individuals with health concerns also allow themselves to become motivated within.
While healing and recovering, those suffering from health impairments can still build and strengthen their success-based mindset. As individuals with health concerns embark on the journey to recovery, the vision of success can motivate them to heal within and to strive to achieve their goals. With goals and expectations for the future, they may have something to look forward to as they heal.