Monday Morning Motivation | Three Little Lies

Posted by Bill Esteb on Sep 5th 2021

Monday Morning Motivation Masthead

Many of us break our word. Daily. We lie.

White Lies. These are probably the most common. It's considered the least serious of all the lies. We justify it as a way to avoid conflict or to shield others from hurt or pain.

Broken Promises. This is failing to honor our word. Accepting a new patient for a 10:00 AM appointment, but not seeing them until 10:20 AM may seem like a small thing, but it creates mistrust and doubt.

Exaggeration. Whether giving your statistics some padding, or exceeding the speed limit, exaggeration veers into spiritual territory. The enemy will often wrap a lie with just enough truth to make it believable.

Whether it's a lie of commission or omission, it's still a lie. Worse, when we lie to ourselves it makes it easier to lie to others.

Always tell the truth. That way you don't need a good memory.

Bill Esteb Headshot Photo

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.