Technology has made warfare more sophisticated. Now, a nation at war is able to gather information on the enemy while thousands of miles away in order to determine strike targets. War is not blindly engaged. Intelligence is a vital part of war strategy.
For you, it’s no different. Do you have good intelligence or are you fighting blindly?
When you’ve recognized your fight and declared war, gathering relevant knowledge is the next step. Based on this, you’re able to plot a solid strategy.
So the cancer patient reads up all she needs to know on her ailment. What kind of cancer and its stages? Can it be cured? What are the options? How can the process be managed? Also, doctors are interviewed extensively…all aimed at being fully aware and mentally prepared for what’s ahead.
This is the stage where you come to terms with the brutal reality of what you’re dealing with. Denial won’t help. Burying your head in the sand won’t make the ‘hunter’ disappear.
Granted, you may break down a few times in the process, but it’s far better than staying in the dark.