Are you a watcher or a do-er?

Lisa A. McCombs
2 min readJun 20, 2022
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Life as an MS Warrior often makes us complacent. Many of us depend on others for everyday activities and even rejoice in not doing for ourselves. It may prove difficult to get from point A to point B without help, and it is understandable that we find ourselves at the window looking out instead of joining in the fun.

Sure, that’s the easy way out, but it doesn’t need to be. Living with multiple sclerosis has taught me the valuable lesson of priorities. Without action, there is no reaction. Rather than sitting around observing, the brevity of life demands movement.

You’ve heard all the axioms. Basically, this moment is all we are guaranteed.

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I grew up hearing if only stories. Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve became a mantra I refused to obey. As I get older, I recognize more and more the danger of that attitude. We control our success.

Recently I had the honor o reviewing a friend’s newly released book My Runaway Summer. ( Larry Schardt is a dynamic motivational speaker who reinforces his theory of success in a simple equation: E+R=O (Event + Reaction= Outcome). I don’t think life could be more clear. We MUST react to life if we expect any type of answer.

Multiple Sclerosis is definitely a huge hurdle to jump, an event that is physically improbable, but not mentally impossible. We are Warriors. We are superheroes. We will not be stopped. Hear that, MonSter?

Have a wonderful day and a fabulous week of outcomes!

Lisa, Lady With the Cane

Lisa A. McCombs