Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot
On Fridays I like to share some of the experiences I’ve had during the week with patients and in my personal life that I’ve found significant in some way. I like to share them in hopes that you might find value in them and have something resonate with you in your life.
Something I believe. I graduated in the top five of my chiropractic class. Among my classmates I was one of the best adjusters and most clinically proficient. When I left school, I did so with the highest level of skill I could have attained. I mention this because when I think back to my earliest years in practice, I realize I knew nothing compared to what I know today.
This is an example of something I believe strongly in, that you can only truly learn and grow by doing. When you are new at something, you will make mistakes but through them you will learn. You can only understand how to run a business when you have one, you won’t know much about caring for a child until you have one of your own, and so on. Do not be afraid to begin because once you are underway, you will begin acquiring experience through which you will acquire the most significant knowledge of all.
Something I try to do during each workout. I believe that constantly challenging your limits is crucial to growth. That includes physical, mental, performance, and more. To help facilitate this, I make it a point during every workout I do to push my limit at least once.
For example, when I run, I will often sprint up the hills. This gets me breathing heavy and gets me accustomed to continuing after being tired. Other times I will add on an extra mile or two, to prove to myself that I always have more in the tank. When I do weight workouts, I’ll add in something extremely challenging at the end of the workout to get me used to pushing when I’m fatigued. The next time you work out, find a way to challenge yourself in a significant way even for just a moment; over time it will produce amazing growth and progress!
A concept I love. I have a series of important things that I feel must be prioritized each day. For me, these include quality time with family, exercise, productive contributions to my businesses, prayer, planning, time with my own thoughts, and more. Cumulatively, I consider this my “rent.”
I consider this “rent” due each day and I must do the things I mentioned to pay the rent. If I fail to pay the rent each day, I will fall behind – physically, mentally, with my family, etcetera. Therefore, I do not allow that to happen. This week, give thought to what you would consider to be your “rent” and then decide whether you’re paid up or behind.
A supplement you should be taking. Exposure to sunlight is the easiest way for our bodies to produce vitamin D. As the weather turns colder and the sun sets earlier in the fall and winter months, we get less of it. This may not seem significant until you consider what a lack of Vitamin D can lead to – decreased immune function, osteoporosis, certain cancers, heart disease, depression, brain issues, diabetes, and more.
I recommend taking a vitamin D3 supplement at least during the fall and winter so that you avoid having low levels. D3 supplements are not expensive and can be taken via capsules or drops (I use drops and usually use the Sprouts brand). I promise you, if you do a quick search of the problems linked to Vitamin D deficiency, you will want to start supplementing immediately.
Some quotes I love.
“People won’t bat an eye at buying a $1,000 phone but will think twice before investing $100 into themselves.” – Joe De Sena
“A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others.” – Confucius
“Be afraid of the calmest person in the room.” – Bruce Lee
“If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.” – Zig Ziglar
“All the knowledge in the world is useless without action.”
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you’ve lost.”
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