A Matter of Faith
I had a discussion recently about how you can overcome so many things when you set your mind to something. We exchanged stories on how powerful the human psyche is and how miracles can happen if you push yourself hard enough.
Now please forgive me if this isn't an exact account of the story. I heard it from someone else who read it somewhere. Scepticism is understood and forgiven.
There's a story of this person who was diagnosed with cancer and had only a month to live. He didn't want to die so he researched and read his way through scientific steps to rid himself of his illness. He stocked up on positive energy, be it from people or music or lectures. He discarded the negative vibes which included friends who pitied him and didn't believe that he would make it. Every day he would imagine fighting the cancer cells in his brain. He envisioned every single process down to the chemicals needed to disable the unstoppable mutants. He took everything he learned and mentally performed these reactions in his head to make sure he got better. After a month he went for his checkup. The doctors couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the tumour was gone. They checked everything and he wasn't sick AT ALL.
Now, I'm not saying everyone who tries this will surely survive. Our fate is still in the hands of God. But this just illustrates how amazing our own willpower and faith is and how capable we are to change our lives.
I'm a big believer in faith, willpower and prayers. I am sure from my innermost core that if you ask for something important from God sincerely without ulterior motives and you have utmost faith that God will grant you what is best for all parties, things will fall into place and get better. As long as this is constant, InsyAllah you will be rewarded because He is fair and just after all. :)
It's all matter of faith. Be it in a Divine Being or yourself or both.