Dec 11, 2014
I have every excuse in the book…
Well, it’s been a month. A month since I’ve posted a blog. I had good intentions. My plan was to post a blog a week. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. And if you don’t, it’s something like this: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”
So, what’s my excuse? I’ve got a ton of them. It’s the busy season in the office, kids activities got in the way, Amy and I moved, the holiday season got in the way. I could list more, but what’s the point?Everyone has excuses when things get out of sync. When I look in the mirror and ask myself why I didn’t write a blog in a month, the answer is because I didn’t make it a priority. I didn’t do what I always preach, and that is to make something a priority and fit it into your schedule. I didn’t do that, and the result was that the blog went to the back burner.
So, with that I resolve to get back on track. Not only do I enjoy writing these blogs, but they’re cathartic. Getting my thoughts out on paper every week helps me focus and get back to the task at hand in the office and at home. Writing these blogs helps me be a better chiropractor. They help me be a better dad. They help me be a better in my relationship with Amy. They’re an outlet for me, helping me be a better person.
I think we all have excuses. Some big, some little. But those excuses are what we use to justify letting the priorities in our life slip just a little. I’m not saying that if you have a family emergency you shouldn’t let something else slide. I’m saying that if you’ve had a long day and you’re tired you shouldn’t let your exercise routine fall away. Something at work didn’t go your way, but that’s not a reason to not snuggle up with your kids at night and read a book.
Excuses get in my way all the time. Sometimes I don’t listen to them, other times they get the best of me. I’m human, you are too. I think the point to take away is to not let your excuses get the best of you too often. I’m going to go look in the mirror before I start the afternoon of patients. I’m going to get my head on straight so I can deliver the best care I can. Go take a look in your own mirror and ask yourself what your excuses are. Then answer honestly. And then go out there and conquer the day.
I’ll see you here next week.
And with that, I wish everyone out there a safe and healthy week.