Another list – broader in application than cancer:
- One day at a time
- Feel the fear and do it anyway
- Build a strong network of support
- Do what you love
- Think positive
Like all ‘maxims’, the reality is a bit more complex. While one does have to take things one day at a time, one also has to think a bit further out (e.g., financial issues, effect on other people). And while thinking positively is better than the alternative, this has to be tempered by realism (which the article does by mentioning the Stop, Think, Focus method to control panic attacks).