One way to see things differently is to see different things.
It's why a vacation can be so helpful in providing breakthroughs and a new perspective. If we place ourselves in circumstances that are different from our everyday lives, we're more likely to think new thoughts, sense new opportunities and question the status quo.
Ultimately, this is about our relationship with risk.
Are you willing to risk placing yourself in a locale in which you don't speak the language? Are we willing to embrace the ambiguity of not having a formal schedule? Or not knowing where you're going to eat dinner tonight? Or even where you're going to sleep?
That's why the risk adverse find Las Vegas so appealing. Or a Caribbean cruise. Or being in a tour group. The adventure has been sanitized for our protection. All we get is to say we were there--and the sweatshirt proves it.
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.