As part of an elimination diet consider eliminating the influence of naysayers.
After encountering skeptics, doubters and cynics it's tempting to shut down and play small. When we do, the antagonists win. That's exactly what they want.
The only way to attract your tribe of believers is to plant your flag and proclaim your truth. Your clarion call helps those who see the world as you do, to find you. But it will also alert those who disagree. That's great. Because it means:
- You're a threat—the status quo is at risk
- You've found a trigger point—lean into it
- You're up to something—persevere
If you don't encounter the occasional friction from scoffers, you're on the path to oblivion and obscurity.
Anyone up to something significant and meaningful gets push-back. The key is whether your principles are so flimsy that it dissuades you—or fuels you to double down.
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 chiropractic gatherings since 1985. His 12 books 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. Since 1999 Monday Morning Motivation has been emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.