Update on My Health!

Thank you for your kind emails and letters, and for your advice and recommendations

I began chemo yesterday, Thursday, April 15. I will soon learn how I respond physically and then be able to plan my life and work around it.

When you think about it, having cancer can be a metaphor for any big problem or unexpected setback in life.

It happens unexpectedly, like job loss, bankruptcy, or divorce. You react with surprise, shock, and dismay.  Then, you finally accept “the facts on the ground.”

From that point onward, the only thing that matters is how you deal with it. Do you accept the new reality and get busy doing what is in your power to do, or do you become angry or depressed and blame other people or circumstances?

I choose to see this as a “learning experience.” Maybe I’ll develop a speech or seminar to share what I’ve learned, and the parallels with the ups and down of normal life.

Fortunately, the doctor tells me that I am “asymptomatic” which means that I have NO symptoms aside from an irritation in my throat. This is good news.

I have confirmed my speaking schedule to all my clients, right up to May 29 in Vienna, Austria, right after 3 days in London. I’ll probably need a rest!

One fact has jumped out at me (again) during this process and that is the incredible excellence of the American medical system. The quality and dedication of the doctors and nurses is wonderful, very reassuring.

More good news! The success/survival rate of my type of cancer is 90% or more. My intention is to raise that average with excellent nutrition and proper care.

I will tell you next week how everything worked out.

Keep Smiling!


About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.

  • I hope you are better Brian!

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  • Yvette

    Good Afternoon Brian
    I am a fan and totally respect you as a gentleman. I am and still will continue to pray for you, that you remain in good health and in good spirits. This is when every thing you know comes into play regarding a positive attitude and surrounding yourself with people of like mind. It is a pleasure to see that you are looking so well and remaining connected to life.
    Love you
    God Bless

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  • Mr Tracy, May the Great Lord continue to Bless you and your Family, You are a great teacher and I know nothing can keep you down. Get well soon.


  • Get well!

  • reycafe

    Hi Brian! I learned a lot from you! You’re my motivator! I hope you’ll be completely healed soon. More Power!

  • Hi Brian

    Firstly just to say I wish you a recovery of health better than you had before, and secondly just to say that have been such an inspiration to me and have been a large part of the changes I have made within myself and my business so want to say thank you so much and I continue to read your books on a Continual learning and development basis monthly. I pray that you will regain your health 7 fold.
    Best wishes Liz

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