Monday Morning Motivation | Your Bucket List

Posted by Bill Esteb on Feb 10th 2024

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We stop dreaming when we seek to avoid criticism or judgment.

Witness the group think of social media. The herd mentality projected by advertising. The pressure to color inside the lines. To fit in. Conform.

For many, this turns life from an exciting grand adventure into a grinding, joyless slog.

Need proof? Ask a few patients what they have on their bucket list.

Be prepared for a blank stare or two—as if you’d just asked them to donate one of their kidneys.

And what’s on your bucket list?

Not your statistical goals or the condition of your retirement nest egg. What are your dreams? What do you hope to see, experience, witness or contribute? How are you going to leave this place better than you found it?

Imagine what might happen if you inspired patients to start dreaming again.

Because optimum health isn’t the goal. Living life fully is.

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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, coaching program, 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.