Mindset power to persevere

The First Step to Perseverance is Acceptance

If you are reading this right now, you are probably looking for hope. Perhaps you are in physical pain, or maybe you are emotionally distraught. You might be searching for a way out of your discomfort, or for a glimmer of light and hope. Maybe you feel discouraged and are afraid to try a new experience and need guidance, or perhaps you know someone else who is in desperate need of a reset and is using this book to help them. Before I found peace in what was weighing me down, I went through these same trials. — Alexa Cucchiara, Power to Persevere

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Sometimes we think that we are immune to everything and anything until that something hits you. Never in a million years did I think I would have been dealt with my battle, but I was tested and overcame it all by acceptance. This is one of the first themes I discuss in Power to Persevere. At first, I had a hard time accepting all that I was going through. It was not until a little over a year ago that I came to terms with my reality and became motivated to become vulnerable to make a change in the world. From the moment of my diagnosis, I knew that I was experiencing this heart-ache for a reason. I knew I was meant to use my experience to help other people. Funny enough, someone had mentioned to me a few weeks prior that the purpose of my life was meant to help others. How was I going to do that if I had not accepted what I went through?

The first step I took in this process was helping Melody Lomboy-Lowe and Gracelyn Bateman through Luna Peak Company’s cancer survivor book #ProjectInspireHope. I had a hard time deciding whether or not to participate in their initiative and have my face and story in a book, but then I reflected on my plans to help others through my battle. I took a leap of faith and thought if this was my last day on Earth, I would want to spend it by impacting someone else to help them live. After the photoshoot and interview, I felt like a light within me was ignited.

From this moment on, I was able to have the courage within me to then write a book. I am so happy I proceeded to do so because I have been encouraging and helping so many people just in the small amount of time.

  • Alexa, thank you for sharing your message.
  • Alexa, what you are doing is amazing.
  • Alexa, you have helped me so much already, and I have not even read your book yet.
  • Alexa, you are inspiring me to change my life.

This is not even a tenth of all of the messages I have received. I am humbled and grateful, but the only way I was able to impact others was through acceptance. I encourage you to come to terms with the battle you are given in order for others to follow. Recognizing your reality is a closer step to overcoming your pain.

I would love to hear what you have done after accepting one of your challenging moments.

With love,


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Instagram: @alexacuc


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I am the author of Power to Persevere and wellness blogger from New York City. I use my passion for health and wellness to help inspire others to transform themselves to live their best lives.

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