Ilchi Lee states that health should be a priority for everyone, although the first step is breaking through limitations and gradually building up to our goals. Maintaining a regular exercise routine can help people pursue their life purpose, whether they are going to the gym or recovering from a traumatic event.
The latter was the case of Matt Long, who was run over by a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn in 2005, according to The Morristown Patch. He has recently penned a narrative of the incident and his recovery, The Long Run, where he details his struggle to recuperate from the accident and become an Ironman triathlete and marathon runner.
Lee underwent more than 40 surgical procedures in order to be in good enough shape to compete in the New York Marathon two years later.
He also sought support from those who could relate to his situation, such as Fabio Selvig, who suffered a similar accident five years before.
“I asked [Fabio] for help and he said he would support me and we made a connection and over and over he just kept letting me know that his life got better after his accident,” Long told the news provider. “Everything that’s good in his life happened after his accident and I kept that as my light to hang on to.”