Monday Morning Motivation | Comfortably Numb

Posted by Bill Esteb on Nov 24th 2019

There's nothing quite as relaxing as floating on an inner tube and letting the river's current move you downstream. Expending little energy, you simply glide aS the world passes by you.

When chiropractors do this I refer to it as the drift.

In 1979 Pink Floyd articulated this feeling as being "comfortably numb." It's common among those who feel like they've paid their dues and they deserve, well, you name it. They're more interested in keeping what they have, than going after what they want. Because they no longer want anything--other than to coast.

Which works for a season.

At some point the Second Law of Thermodynamics kicks in. Organization leads to disorganization. Momentum decreases. Energy disperses. Impact vanishes.

If you're drifting, I invite you back into the game. Those in your community are being drugged, cut and deceived, remember? You chose the hard, difficult path for a reason.


Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at Parker Seminars and other chiropractic gatherings since 1985. He is the author of 12 books that explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient’s point of view. His chiropractic blog, in-office consultations, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. His Monday Morning Motivation is emailed to over 10,000 chiropractors each week.