You are Already Living A Dream
Dr. Frank Sovinsky
Do you know that you are living THE dream, right here, right now? THE dream is the one you had when you decided to become a chiropractor. You knew that you wanted your life to mean something. You dreamed of helping hundreds, thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people avoid needless suffering. You worked hard to achieve this goal. You plowed your way through the matriculation process. You moved away from friends and family. You made THE decision to pursue your dream at any and all costs. You, in essence, cut off all other possibilities for your life. You took yourself out of the game of life, as it was, to create another game, one with a promise of greater social impact, personal meaning and a more affluent lifestyle. You accepted the debt and the sacrifice. You took a risk. You bet your emotional happiness and financial security on this dream. You expected it to pay off. And it has . . . paid off that is. If only you would see it. Yet, you want more. I know you do, so let’s cut to the chase. To be more successful, to manifest your dream upgrade you must first see yourself as a successful human being who is already living THE dream. If you can’t do that all else will be of little value. All else will be counterproductive. Start by giving thanks for the success you have. See yourself as a successful human, as someone who has untapped capacities and passions to be released. If you don’t start here you will have no neuronal scaffolding for getting more.
Living THE upgraded dream is possible but you will have to look at a couple of attitudes, behaviors and beliefs. In talking with clients over the past few weeks an important revelation occurred. When we talked about their goals it always came down to how many patients they wanted to see a week. Each client declared their number yet it felt like a faint echo, not a reverberating declaration of possibilities. It was intellectual, not visceral. Spoken, not felt. Read but not believed. It was like the dead zone in a cell phone’s coverage area. While you have spent many hours and processes looking at goals, a critical attitude and behavior is missing.
You see, a goal exists on a higher plain, a state where focused thoughts move matter. This plain is the space where dreams get touched, nourished and grown. This is the realm of possibilities, a place where ideas are birthed, a place where dreams mature. So why are some doctors able to manifest at such high levels and others struggle and suffer? The answer is there, it’s always been there. The great books of wisdom tell us that it is our obsession with desires that lead to our suffering. There is nothing spiritual about needless suffering. There is nothing transforming about having another bad day because you didn’t get the number you wanted. By obsession I mean choosing to be unhappy and unfulfilled unless or until you get all the things you want, THE number. By obsession I mean weak faith, where fear controls you. Fear is the driving distraction away from success. It shows up as a benign need at first. Like the need to be comforted by a sign, a change in the numbers, a hint that you are heading in the right direction. By obsessing I mean talking about the numbers, worrying about them. By obsession I mean putting a time limit on them. By obsession I mean not looking at the numbers for FEAR you will be discouraged. I bet you know what I mean and I bet it doesn’t fire you up. I’m betting it’s driving you down and pushing IT away. This mindset is a buzz kill. It takes you out of the realm of creating and throws you hard against the rocks of self doubt and misery.
So let me speak a few words of faith into your ear. Allow me to help you focus your thoughts over the next few days. And I promise the upgraded dream will show up when you least expect it.
Now that you get that you are living THE dream you had before you entered Chiropractic College, let’s assume that you want the next upgrade, which is to become a successful chiropractic entrepreneur. Since we do measure our progress by goals we must set them. We can talk about the number in the context of the social impact you want to make. “Get your why on,” then set the goal. Listen more closely to how it works. Allow me to share part of my dreamscape. I had a dream of healing, teaching and impacting people. I dreamed of helping hundreds of people with my knowledge, advice and love. I saw it then I didn’t ever think about again. I knew it would happen, I just didn’t obsess on when. No timeline.
The dream grew. It upgraded. Instead of a hundred a year it became a hundred a month, then a hundred a week, then a hundred an afternoon. And guess what? It keeps growing. Instead of hundreds it has grown to thousands and hundreds of thousands. How big is your dream?