How badly do you want success?
Bad enough to compromise your principles?
I didn't think so.
Bad enough to try the latest fad or shortcut?
Those are popular dead ends.
Bad enough to question your beliefs, assumptions and habits?
I hope so. Because as Will Rogers observed, "It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so."
Your mission is to uncover the truth--especially if it confronts your beliefs about what you think is so. Only then can the path forward emerge. Remain deceived and expect continued frustration and suffering.
How do you uncover the truth? Here are some suggestions:
Read - if you don't read you suffer the same limitations as those who can't.
Ask - show up curious, the opposite of isolating judgment.
Listen - you can't learn much if you insist on speaking.
Write - capture that "wee small voice" by regularly journaling.
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 subscribers each week.