Stress. Cumulative value. ”Value” you ask? Well yeah, if you are in the business of doling out meds to offset symptoms, then there is value to those who are suffering and getting more and more ill and weak over time. But seriously, the point is that their is a cumulative effect.
Andy Stanley is one of the greatest communicators God has placed on this Earth. The positive growth and influence that he has exhibited over the last 15 years of my life is incredible. On me, yes… but on the population. While this was happening, I felt a prod from within… “learn from him”. And it wasn’t a learn from him, meaning learn what he is teaching. It was a “learn to communicate like him”.
I modeled much of my communication after what I saw him do, and in some cases, I borrowed his material. This piece is from the Stress Talk that I am doing tonight, like I have done dozens of times in the past. I choose not to change this talk, because I feel as though the combination of “self example”, coupled with nuggets of good examples like this one, have made this one of my favorite workshops to give.
- There is a CUMULATIVE value in investing small amounts of time in certain activities over a long period. Exercise, relationships, sports, etc.
- There is little value in any one investment of time into those activities.
- Neglect has a CUMULATIVE effect as well.
- There are rarely any immediate consequences for neglecting single installments of time.
- There is no cumulative value to the URGENT things that we allow to interfere with what is most important. What have you done with all the days you missed your workouts?
- In the CRITICAL arenas of life, you cannot make up for lost time. You cannot cram for these.
This was Andy’s nugget. I have seen him use the same exact bullet points in at least two, if not three different series’.
This is such a great thought process to hold yourself accountable to. If you start down a path of chiropractic care to correct your spine, or if it is a healthy diet or exercise plan. EXPECT nothing in return at first. EXPECT everything in return over time.
This next nugget will go down in history as mine, even though it was Dr. Ben Lerner who I first heard it from… “My Commitments are Greater than My Feelings in This Moment”. Such a huge step towards making those critical arenas stick.
On this day, I think the most valuable thing I can leave you with, is that there is great value to the cumulative things in life, no matter how valuable they truly are at any given moment… time adds the value.
Be well and Be blessed! - Dr. E