I have worked with many chiropractors over my 20+ years of chiropractic coaching and the ones who excel are the ones who “just do it”. They get up early, work harder, and stay later. They are willing to pay the price now to see their vision come to fruition and to ultimately work less later.
The worst thing you can do is to lie to yourself. Saying things like, “I’ll do it when….”, “it’s not the right time”, “I have to do this first”, “But what if it doesn’t work”, these are all lies we tell ourselves to keep from doing what we need to do to have the things we want.
This may sound like tough love and that’s because it is.
If you want to have what others don’t then you must be willing to pay the price that others won’t.
It’s really that simple.
Are you going to pay the price?
- Make a monthly do it list
- Transfer your monthly to do list to your weekly list
- Transfer your weekly items to your daily items
- Get those items done immediately
- Wake up early
- Work harder
- Work more efficiently
- Stay later
- Have a clear vision
- Don’t stop until it is done
During my chiropractic coaching sessions, I can tell the ones who are going to be successful based on their response. It goes something like this: “Tell me what I need to do”, next week “it’s done, and it worked, what’s next”.
On the flip side, the ones who are not successful it goes something like this: “Tell me what I need to do”, next week “I didn’t do it because I have x,y,z excuse and its all valid and it’s not my fault”. Sounds painful, doesn’t it? Well, it’s only painful for the person who is still stuck in a rut and is unwilling to pull themselves out of it.
Here is the crux of the matter, psychology is a funny thing, and it can either be a great tool or hold us back from achieving what we want when used incorrectly.
If you find yourself in the second scenario then you might be saying things like, “well, sometimes it isn’t the right time”, or “I would have to do this first before I can do that”, or “I have tried that, and it didn’t work”. Ah yes, those may be true but if you keep saying this over and over, you’re going to get what you’ve always gotten and be miserable in mediocrity.
Here comes the tough love: Are you ready?
The successful push past these obstacles and go back to the beginning, a clear vision.
If there is a roadblock, they go back to vision and write out clearly what steps it would take to get to their dream life or practice. Then they work backwards and figure the exact steps they would need to take to make it a reality. Once they have the steps necessary, they write them down as their monthly, weekly and daily to do items and work on them diligently and consistently.
So, let’s work through each objection:
“It’s not the right time for x, y or z” – Okay, that’s only one thing that it may not be the right time for, but there are literally 100s of things you can do it improve your life and practice. Pick another that would make an impactful difference.
“I would have to do this before I can do that”- Great! Start with the clear vision and then work backwards and put the first thing as the first thing. Now, work on that first item until it’s done and then move onto the next.
“I’ve tried that before and it didn’t work”- Edison tried to figure out the light bulb 10,000 times before he figured it out. Sometimes you can follow all the right steps and it still doesn’t work! The difference is learning from what didn’t work and trying another path and following that all the way through. The successful chiropractors follow the path and sometimes it doesn’t work but they know that if they go back to the beginning with their new knowledge of what doesn’t work and add that into the equation and then follow the steps again, they are more likely to succeed the next go-around.
What did we learn from this exercise?
The only difference separating the two groups is persistence and follow through.
The first group will keep persisting until they get what they want. They know what they want, they can see it, feel it, smell it, taste it and they will keep going after it like a dog with a bone. They have mastered the inner game and know that if they dream it, they can achieve it.
The second group stops after failure or perceived failure. If it didn’t come to them easily then it’s not “meant to be”. They use excuses and blame others or events for their lack of perseverance. They also usually lack a clear vision and have not mastered the manifestation technique. They do not believe that if they can dream it, they can achieve it.
Get out of your own way and just do it.