Hope this email finds everyone enjoying their holiday
weekend. Today, I bring you a
special extra addition of Weekly Well-Being with a special topic.
It's not so much about healthcare today, although you can certainly apply
the topic to healthcare. The great
thing about this topic is that it probably will have a different meaning for
everyone. As you read, a part of
your life (or thoughts of someone else's) may be triggered.
Let's get rolling...
Today I want to talk about choices.
We only get one life to live, so I am of the opinion that you have to do
as much as you can with the life that you have.
Often times, that requires us to make unpopular choices.
In regards to healthcare, I make my living on getting people to make an
unpopular choice. 1% of the 6
billion people on this planet get chiropractic care.
That will change over time, but we live in a world where alternatives to
the normal are frowned upon.
I'd like you to keep something in mind, though, when it
comes to making a choice. I'm not
just talking about healthcare, but choices in general.
Healthcare, of course, is very important and here's the shameless plug to
go see a chiropractor to make sure your all-too-important brain to body network
is free of interference. We make
choices every day. I could argue
that every choice is a major choice, but let's not take the philosophical route
this week and just focus on big choices of the potentially life-altering
We all are eventually faced with those choices.
I'm still very young, so I've really only had a few of those choices to
make in my short life. No matter the
age, you all know what I'm talking about. Often
times we seek help from friends and family to help us make the best choice, but
there will come a time when asking advice from others just won't get the job
done. The reason?
Well, you will eventually have to make a choice that is best for only
In our society, we are taught that making such a decision
would be selfish. I'm going to offer
you a different perspective in saying that we all have to be selfish sometimes
because YOU are responsible for taking care of YOU.
If you can't take care of yourself, how can you live your life to the
fullest? Help others?
Be the best wife? Be the best
husband? Be the best parent?
Be the best at what you do for a living?
Making the tough choice, the unpopular choice, may be what
is best for you. Don't be afraid to
go left just because everyone else would go right.
In doing so, be confident in your choice.
The best way to know that you've made the best choice for you is when, in
that moment when someone challenges your decision, you don't find yourself
needing to defend it. I'm not going
to lie, that's the hard part. Getting
to that point, like many things in life, is probably going to take some time.
Once others start to question you, you'll be tempted to re-think your
decision. Stay the course.
Your decision wasn't about THEM, it was about YOU.
If you make an unpopular choice and it truly is what is
best for you, then those people who question you will find that you're a better
person and a better, more positive influence on their lives for the difficult
decision that you made. It's really
this simple: a happy, content YOU makes for better relationships with those
around you. In the event that the
people who question you don't stick around in your life, then that's OK...they
weren't supposed to be there if that's the case.
We were not put on this earth to be human doings, going
through the motions to try and make the best of things.
We were put on this earth to be human beings living to our maximum
Again, we only get one life to live (cue soap opera theme).
On this holiday, think about the life you are living.
Here's hoping that you are a human BEING living up to your fullest
potential, and if you don't think you are, don't be afraid to make an unpopular
Yours in HEALth and happiness,