Our reality is that life consistently presents to us two streets named
“Hard.” The first hard way yields the same results we’ve always arrived
at. The second street yields the results we desperately crave. Thus, we
just have to decide which “Hard” we want.
Our reality is that life consistently presents to us two streets named “Hard.” The first hard way yields the same results we’ve always arrived at. The second street yields the results we desperately crave. Thus, we just have to decide which “Hard” we want.
For example, in order to have a strong marriage/relationship, we have to learn the art of compromise, understanding, patience, support and selflessness. It’s not always easy to exhibit these attributes. The reward of choosing this street named “Hard,” however, is a strong marriage/relationship that stands the test of time. Bliss!! Or, we can opt for the other street named “Hard,” which means we only see things our way (no compromise), have a short-temper (no patience), nag/complain (lack of support) . . . you get the idea. This street named “Hard” yields an unfulfilling marriage/relationship and sometimes even divorce.
WHAT THIS MEANS, PROFESSIONALLY
When it comes to our business, we’re faced with two similar streets named “Hard.” It’s hard to budget our time, energy, and money, and to be consistent in our execution and implementation of the strategies that yield a highly profitable and abundantly satisfying business. The rewards, however, are the opportunity to provide extraordinary service, living our philosophy of abundance full-out, and a lifestyle worthy of envy and praise.
Or we can opt for the other street named “Hard,” the one in which we struggle from the shackles of excuses; we become diseased because of worry and fear; the reality that we’re not living the life we thought we would have because of the cloud of defeat that seems to surround us and that everyone dashes to get away from; and we must live with the tragedy of service being lost to those who need it. This street named “Hard” has claimed the lives and dreams of way too many of my chiropractic brothers and sisters. There are as many opportunities to choose the abundance of the other street named ‘Hard’ as there are to choose the defeat found on this street.
SUCCESS – AND THE CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE
It’s no secret that the beginning of a new year causes us to muster up great amounts of determination, courage, and resolution. After a few months have passed, we can begin to ask ourselves, is this year unfolding any differently than last year? The only way to make 2011 better is if you are more confident, empowered, and disciplined than you were at this time last year. Success is not a destination – it’s a consciousness. Just as chiropractic has set principles that have stood the test of time, success requires sustained mindset and principles. It’s an inside job! It comes from above-down. It requires our commitment to a mindset and lifestyle, not a temporary fix. Success and chiropractic go hand in hand. Belief is the thermostat that determines our success. What do you believe you’re capable of? Will 2011 be your best year ever because you are your best ever?
RESET YOUR GPS
Every minute of every day, you choose your street named “Hard.” Doubt and disbelief are the subconscious will to fail. Will your path be one that is on the “Hard” road because, deep down, there’s no real transformation? Or will 2011 be the street named “Hard” that is paved with discipline, action, no excuses, and abundant living?
The choice is yours…every minute of every day. You are a chiropractor – the principles you live by, the service you provide and the benefits you offer make you worthy of a new street named “Hard!”
Dr. Barbara Eaton is the Head Coach and Dean of Achievement at Chirocollege.com. She and her team help chiropractors and their support staff, worldwide, to achieve their practice goals.
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