Far too often, we spend our lives trying to control the things that we, honestly, don't have any control over.  Year after year, we repeat this pattern until it eventually gets the best of us in some way.  There are really just a few things that we truly do have control over.  One is Attitude.  Have you ever read the quote in my email signature by Lou Holtz?  "Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it."  That's the truth, ladies and gentlemen.  You have the ability to process whatever situation or circumstance that you encounter every day for the better or for the worse.  It's up to you. 

You ever read the other quote in my email signature (the same two have been there for four years).  "If we all did the things that we are capable of, we would astound ourselves."  That was a quote from Thomas Edison, the greatest inventor who ever lived.  The only way that we can accomplish what we're capable of is to have the attitude that we CAN and WILL do it.  Michael Jordan did not become the greatest basketball player of all-time by thinking, "Eh, I think I might be able to be great."  With complete conviction, he stepped onto the court.  No self-judgment.  No self-doubt.  No can't.  No won't. 

Remember this...the same greater power that created a 6'6" guard from North Carolina created YOU.  So, in 2012, go become the BEST you that you can be.  It's well within your grasp.  All you have to do is believe you can do it.

New Year, New You

For Triad Upper Cervical Clinic patients reading this, ATTITUDE is a big piece of the puzzle to becoming healthy.  The New Year, New You Challenge begins on Tuesday, January 17th (about 10 days from now).  Get your plans put together and email me if you have any questions or need any help.  For 6 weeks, you'll give up something that works against you in each of the four categories of health: FUNCTION AND BALANCE, NUTRITION, EXERCISE, and ATTITUDE.  Take control of your health and take the next step toward the best of the rest of your life.  The attached form gives you further details.  Also, many of you have expressed to me recently that you have people that you'd like to get into the office to get evaluated.  Those people can also sign-up for our Challenge.  By doing so, they'll receive a complimentary 60-minue consultation and examination (during which time we'll also help put together their New Year, New You plan).

Thinking good things for all of you and looking forward to a great 2012,

-Dr. Chad