“Boxed mindset” vs Yes I can!





I think the challenge in healthcare is the “boxed mindset”.
Many physicians and patients suffer the “I can’t” syndrome. They are waiting for something or someone to make it right; instead of asking what can I do to make it better with what I have.
I think the reason this is so is for two reasons:

1. Many lack role models.
2. The delusion that the “boxed mindset” of consumers is profitable.

So perhaps Obama ( and Thomas the steam engine) has it right all along.

“Yes I can!” is the solution.

Always ask what is truly important?

Crossing road on green light  is not nearly as important as not getting hit.
Evidence-based medicine that is not working is not nearly as important as getting the patient better.
Lowering glucose with medication is not nearly as important as eating a diet that puts diabetes into remission.
Dulling pain with opioids is not nearly as important as eliminating the cause of the pain.
Sleeping with sleeping pills is not nearly as important as being awake practicing BAM.
Eating what my mind happens to like is not nearly as important as eating what my body needs.
Take advice from Thomas the steam engine.  “Yes I can”.
Doing is not nearly as important as being.
Being is not nearly as important as is.
There is not nearly as important as here.
Yesterday is not nearly as important as today
What I thought is not nearly as important as what I think.
Past is not nearly as important as present.
Future is not nearly as important as present.
Present is not nearly as important as (past + present + future)
External choices are not nearly as important as internal freedom.
Choice of stimulus is not nearly as important as freedom of perception.
Freedom of reaction is not nearly as important as choice of response.

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