Utley Chiropractic’s word of the week for August 2nd-8th is Perception. I am reading a book called the Energy Bus and they came up with this equation E + P = O. The “E” stands for Events, the “P” stands for Perception and the “O” stands for Outcome. In life, we all are faced with challenges and events. These events are inevitable, whether they are issues relating to family, financial, health, etc. Our Perception is the determining factor because it will ultimately determine our Outcome. When our practice members begin their Chiropractic Care with us, their event could be they are suffering in pain and dysfunction. Their perception is what brings them to us whether positive or negative. Negative perceptions could be that they were told that they would have to take medications, have surgery or that they will not ever improve. This leads to a negative outcome. On the other hand, when you hear about chiropractic from a referral, research or whatever source, there is a possibility of hope. Our goal at Utley Chiropractic is to restore hope to those who have lost hope of ever achieving optimal health in order to achieve a positive outcome. In the Book of Proverbs 23:7, it states, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” I believe wholeheartedly that our attitude and perception shape our lives so it is crucial that we continue to be positive, faithful and hopeful so we can maximize our outcomes.
Brian Utley, D.C.