The Steps To Success Are Personal Ones
Dr. Larry Markson once said, “The steps to success are personal ones.” That was a very wise statement explaining that success begins with you, not you altering principles or procedures.
Let’s take a look at a few basic principles that will lead you to greater success – work on these personal ones and you are well on your way!
Whether you are already successful in your eyes and others or in search of success, strengthening these principles will create more success for you.
(1) Healthy Self-Image
This seems to be an area that plagues more people than any other principle. And this will lead you right down the failure spiral.
People just don’t like themselves. But we aren’t going to dwell on reasons for poor self-image, instead we will focus on reasons for having a healthy self-image.
Whether you are religious, spiritual or whatever, we all know God created man in his own image (you too ladies:) And God blessed them. (us)
Now it doesn’t require a ton of analysis to understand we are created spiritually in the image of God. And knowing that to be a fact and knowing we have dominion over everything on this earth, which includes any situation or circumstance we find ourselves in, then how can we have anything but a tremendously healthy self-image?
Make that change today if you are down on yourself, negative-nelly has taken over your life or you just plain have been hard on yourself. It’s time to realize WHO YOU ARE and WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF!!! We were all made the same and have the same potential to feel great about ourselves.
(2) Positive Mental Attitude
Yes, that’s right! You need a PMA when you wake up, throughout the day and when you go to bed at night.
Whenever you turn negative, slap a positive into the thought. In other words, “I don’t have any new patients and I am sinking in my practice.” Instead, “I will attract patients into my practice this month by doing this, this and that and my practice will thrive from here on out.” You have to TRAIN YOUR BRAIN to be positive. Most everyone we run into every day is negative and therefore it is very simple to join them. Remember, like attracts like so if you are negative you will attract negative to you. If you turn this around and become positive you will naturally attract positive to you. This doesn’t mean there won’t be some negative people in your life still, but you will rub off on them. Believe me, I have tested it over and over and over again. It works! Get a PMA!!
(3) Your Belief System
We have to develop a system we can depend on, lean on and know is there whenever we run into challenging circumstances (which is quite often).
As an example, what do you believe is possible for your practice? How many patients do you believe you deserve to see daily, weekly, monthly, annually? How much do you think your services are worth? Are you charging that much or undervaluing your services to TRY to attract in people.
Your belief system is EVERYTHING! If you believe your adjustment is worth $15, then that is what you will charge even though you see your colleagues charging $40-$60/adjustment. You are undervaluing yourself because of your belief system. Change your belief, change your standard of life.
Start believing BIGGER! Your services are of tremendous value and you should walk around with your chest out, shoulders tall and with great self confidence (not arrogance) knowing that your offerings are of the best there are to receive. Begin believing this and you will build your practice beyond your past beliefs. Keep expanding that belief system as you grow into your new image.
(4)Who Our Source Is
We were all created by God. Knowing and believing in your Source is a great step to long-term success and many less tragic moments. Your family, your career, your hobbies – those are all super important and add to your quality of life and give you reason to be a better chiropractor, but they aren’t your source. Remember where you came from and how you were created and what you are capable of and you are UNSTOPPABLE!!!
God created all of us with power beyond belief. I have learned this first hand. As a competitive bodybuilder, I have pushed myself to levels of pain and strength and bodily weakness far beyond what I ever thought possible as I expanded my belief in myself and knowing I am ALL-POWERFUL.
We are all SUPERHEROES in human bodies. Spiritual beings living a human life. Now get out there and BELIEVE that today – NOW – go be what you have the potential to be because of who you are and where you came from and what you get to believe daily.
I believe in you and I am excited for your growth, success and personal fulfillment you will experience as you begin implementing these principles.
Timothy Feuling is the Managing Director of CBS Malpractice Insurance Program (NFP Property & Casualty). As an insurance broker he is able to shop the market to find you the most competitive premiums for the most comprehensive policies. You can reach Timothy at 1-858-750-9176 or by email at Tim@CallTimToday.com . Authoring 5 books on chiropractic risk management, personal development and patient testimonials, Timothy has a deep rooted passion for serving the chiropractic profession throughout the remainder of his life. Chiropractic has given him far more than he can ever give back. I am at your service.