In grade school, the greatest threat was that something might "show up on your permanent record."
Where is that record is today?
It's with you and me. We carry it with us daily.
If the days in the windshield are fewer than those in the rear view mirror, consider this a reminder to attend to your permanent record.
Make an effort to expunge any trace of entries such as:
Didn't love enough. The more we give, the more we get. Maybe not instantly, but eventually.
Hardened heart. Be flexible. Forgive everyone for everything. Love your enemy.
Stingy. By withholding we deny others. It's a form of stealing. Be generous in all things.
Chose safety over freedom. Life is supposed to be a grand adventure. Has the deceiver convinced you to live small?
These are the ones I'm working on.
Just a reminder that we can edit our record.
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.