Ever get in a rut and feel like every day feels the same? Today is going to be the same as yesterday and tomorrow will be the same as today. I believe most people live their lives in this desperate place of comfort and boredom. You don’t have to be a government employee to be someone who is just putting in the time looking forward to retirement. Any one of us can fall into that trap. This happens insidiously; we miss some goals that we set in previous years, lose some vision and start believing a lie that things will never get better. You start believing that this is as good as it gets and ‘I might as well just coast from here.’
That kind of thinking stinks of death. Death to your body, soul and spirit.
You were designed for growth! To resign to stagnation is literally a death sentence. Here is something even worse. Hear me out, and see if you don’t agree with me.
Worse than sitting in the comfort zone, resigned that things will never get better, is having a small amount of hope that you were created for so much more, but not being able to break out and step into it. You come home from a seminar or a camp and a small flame is lit inside of you. You experience that feeling that something good is going to happen during your morning time, or even on your drive to the office, but by the time you get there, that hope gets sucked out of you and you do the same thing you did yesterday. It’s Groundhog Day all over again. Go rent the VHS and tell me that’s not you, that Bill Murray is playing most days.
The biggest thing holding you back from living a different life is fear of man in the form of worrying about what people are going to think about you and the fear of loss of reputation. Unfortunately, me just telling you this isn’t going to change it for you overnight. You have to train. You have to do some soul training in the Gap. Soul training is stepping into fear. The fastest growing Warriors are always the ones that are willing to step into fear. If you want to break out of your ground hog day, you need to do something that scares you today.
Try these activities and see if they don’t get your sphincter fibrillating. Go to the mall and stalk people who are limping and in pain and hand them your card and let them know that you can help them. Don’t just give them a card but actually talk to them, and make them an appointment on the spot. Put together a flyer and go door to door and introduce yourself as the local chiropractor and ask them if they are worried about anything related to their health or the healthcare system. If they have concerns, offer to book an appointment for them. If they don’t have any concerns ask if you can send them a newsletter on current health issues and get their email address.
There are lots of other ways to get the word out that you are in town and ready to save lives. You just need to get over yourself, get out of your own way and reach out to the sick and hurting. There are too many patients for you to handle! That, is a critical belief and truth, that you need to embrace if you want to serve at a massive level.
Love, joy and peace,
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