Everything you do in life is created twice: first
in the mind, then in reality.
An architect imagines the finished building before setting out to create it.
Imagine your future with diabetes.
You might see yourself as a self-care expert, able to handle any problem or situation with confidence.
You might even imagine a life that is healthier, more secure, more empowered than ever.
That’s what Beginning with the End in Mind is
all about: creating a vision for your life, based on what is most important to you, your deepest values.
Take a few moments to identify them.
Making choices in harmony with those values will guide your vision to reality.
Now imagine a successful life with diabetes. Use the 7 self-care behaviors as a “road map,” each behavior a milestone toward your destination.
Choose one behavior and set a small goal.
For “Being Active,” it might be, I will take a 15-minute walk every day.
For Healthy Eating, I will switch from whole milk to skim milk.
For “Monitoring,” I will stay on top of my blood
glucose measures as recommended by my medical team.
Imagine what you are capable of — then go for it!
Stephen Covey, in collaboration with Bayer.
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