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Two Minute Drill: Lesson Learned on the Big Island

Today, I’m coming to you from the Big Island in Hawaii. It’s truly fantastic and so beautiful here. I am fortunate and grateful to be here for all our chiropractic events this week. I arrived on Wednesday, and I hadn’t showered for a couple of days because I went to the ocean and was hanging out with friends, thinking, “Whatever.”

 

 

The Power of Patience

I was staying at a hotel where the ChiroCongress, Clinical Compass, summit meetings, and the Future of Chiropractic Strategic Planning Meeting were held. I was excited to take a nice hot shower. 

So, I get into the shower, turn the knob, but there’s no hot water. I wait and wait, still no hot water. I even tried turning it the other way, just in case, but it only got colder, so I quickly turned it back and ended up taking a cold shower. 

I went down to the front desk and asked for someone to come and fix the shower so I could enjoy a hot one. 

They sent someone to my room, and I received a text from the hotel stating it was fixed.

Eager for a hot shower before my night out with friends, I went into the bathroom. And this is what they did to fix the show

So, what happened? 

Well, I was very impatient… 

Feeling the immediate cold water, I thought it must be wrong and turned it back, not knowing which way was hot or cold on the shower knob. 

All this made me realize the lesson here is about patience. 

I’ll never forget, in chiropractic school, the dean of students telling me, “Listen, I know you’re struggling, but you have to be patient. Not everything will happen when and how you want it. Just stay focused on the process and the inputs, and ultimately you will achieve your goal.” 

Achieving the goal of taking a hot shower wasn’t in the cards for me those couple of times because I wasn’t patient enough to turn the knob the other way and wait to see what would happen. 

The lesson for me, and perhaps for some of you, is when trying things, exercise a bit of patience. Sometimes, wait a little longer to see if the decision you’re making is the right one. 

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. 

I’ll talk to you all soon. 

Have a great week. 

  

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