I had the absolute privilege to spend about an hour chatting with someone who has spent the last five months fighting and winning a battle against (what was originally a terminal) cancer diagnosis.
1. Pain. Humans can endure more emotional and physical pain than you can imagine. If you’re holding back doing something because you think it will be too hard, have a word with yourself
2. Time. The difference for this chap a month before and just after his diagnosis wasn’t that he was going to die – we’re all going to die, it was that a Doctor gave him an approximate end date which was way, way, way before he was ready. If you want to change / stop / start something, don’t wait until after Christmas / covid / we’ve lost a stone / the kids have left home / the mortgage is paid / retirement. Don’t wait. Crack on.
The war isn’t quite over for him, there’s another battle to fight starting just after Christmas. Fight on Michael.