As the year is closing in, it is time to reflect on those accomplishments, and pitfalls of 2013.
What can we celebrate from the year?
What went right?
What risk did I take?
Did the risk payoff?
What didn’t pay off?
Did it not work out because I took a risk? or
Did it not work because I gave up in some way?
Huge questions, I know. However if you are interested in growing, evolving, becoming a better version of yourself, these are really important questions to ask. Personally, I find that it is human tendency to focus on the negative, the loss, or the challenges. That’s absolutely ok, if it drives me. However, if it causes me to stop growing and evolving, then I have truly wasted time.
Time is the most precious commodity, of which can never be returned. Use it wisely.
For everything there is a season.
-Ecclesiastes III, KJV
There is no process that does not require time.
Time is one of those subjects that your doctor will not want to talk about. Most people, in fact, will try to play into the hands of the consumer with their wishes. Most patients, consumers, and customers want the goods NOW. Sometimes that is possible. Sometimes all it takes is one adjustment, and that individuals life visibly and completely changes. I had that happen just this week. However, more often than not, healing, and therefore changes, take time.
The real question is, “How much time?”.
That depends on how much time it took for you to get in this condition. Notice I said, “condition”. I did not say, “How long have you had the symptom?”. Once the length of time of the condition is discovered, then and only then can an educated answer with regards to time occur.
Fortunately, the body heals faster than it will degenerate. From my experience, the average patient will take 1 month to heal 1 year of condition. Therefore, if the condition is found to have been present for 20 years, then 20 months is healing time. Another fortunate for you, is that what you feel (your symptoms) will clear up much sooner than your healing time.
How much time I have left in this world is irrelevant. I am more interested in quality as compared to quantity. In the business that I am in, I have seen those that live 85 years, and wish they had only lived 65. I have also seen the polar opposite. I have seen someone live 60 years, however you knew that those 60 years were lived wonderfully, and they had no regrets.
There are those that live their life full out, and those that play at half speed. I choose to play full out, and I extend an offer to you to do so as well. It’s a nice feeling to know that at the end of the day you can reflect on that day with a smile.
To know that you used every second of the day as good as you knew how. To know that your life, no matter how long, was used to it’s full extent. This is a life well lived.
Matthew M Mix, DC