Tinnitus and the "Either
In the world we live in most people think “either
or.” For example; do you want to be successful or do you want
a healthy family life? Most people would think one or the other.
They think it takes too much time and effort to be successful and
therefore their family life would suffer. But, the fact is; you
can have both.
Rich people know they can have both. They think they can have their
cake and eat it too! Middle class people believe they can have cake
but only a small piece and they’ll end up paying for it later.
Poor people buy a donut focus on the hole and wonder why they’re
Now, I’m not trying to pick on any one demographic and this
is certainly not a slight against poor people. All I’m trying
to state is that it is possible to have everything you want without
compromise. It’s all a matter of how your thought processes
If you think it takes a lot of work to be successful, it does,
but only for a short time. Eventually you will have built a successful
business that works for you instead of you working for it. That’s
why it’s possible to be successful and have a healthy family
The same goes for tinnitus. Most people would think they can only
scrape by in life if they have tinnitus and that tinnitus keeps
them from doing the things they want to do. This is in fact complete
nonsense. Tinnitus does not keep you from doing what you want. You
You can have both. You can have tinnitus and still get everything
you want in life. All you have to do is focus entirely on getting
what it is you really want and do something about it. Of course,
if you sit around all day thinking about being successful nothing
will ever happen.
Based on my experience all the positive thinking in the world will
not get you what you want. You have to do something about it! You
have to start creating your reality. You have to get out there;
learn, practice and get messy. Is it uncomfortable to do this? Most
definitely! In fact being comfortable won’t get you anywhere.
You have to step outside your comfort zone to be successful.
And, while you are focused on getting what you want out of life
you can still have tinnitus. The thing is though; the tinnitus won’t
bother you because you’ll be so focused on what you really
want you don’t have time to think about it. And, like I always
say, “if you’re not thinking about it, it doesn’t
You can have tinnitus and get what you want out of life. It’s
a choice. If you think “either or” you will be stuck
there forever. You can have both. But, the interesting part is,
you won’t really suffer the symptoms of tinnitus if you’re
doing what you love. Therefore, it’s not really both, is it?
Paul Tobey is a professional motivational speaker who has performed many seminars for ringing ears sufferers and is author of Tinnitus Free Living a Tinnitus Handbook Self Help Guide which helps people reduce their tinnitus volume.