I was recently reading about the life of Steve Jobs and I came across a letter he wrote in his final days. This applies so well to everything I talk about and experience so I wanted to share it with you.
I have come to the pinnacle of success in business. In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success. However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.
At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering my life, I realize that the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death. God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me. I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.
This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, will give you strength and light to go ahead. Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits.
Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.
What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed. You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you can’t hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.
Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose it is LIFE. Whatever stage of life you are right now, at the end you will have to face the day when the curtain falls.
Are You Too Busy To Invest In Your Health?
This hit me in so many ways because I see so many people focused so much on what is happening in their life. They are too busy to invest time in their health to get chiropractic care, to do their home care exercises, to eat right, to exercise, to get proper sleep, etc. They spend so much time focused on what they don’t have, what they cannot do that they miss the most important and beautiful things going on in their life every day.
I still hear people say they cannot afford to be well when the fact is that you cannot afford to lose your health.
The biggest expense you will ever have is a health challenge. If that health challenge happens to be a chronic disease it may be too late by the time you start to value your health. I cannot stand to see another person put off their health because they are too busy at work, it is inconvenient to drive to the office once per week for an adjustment, they are going on another vacation or buying a new car so they can no longer afford to invest in their health.
I see people trading in their health for material things and not focusing on the big picture.
Health is a Journey, it is something that should be focused on and invested in daily for life. You do not want to make your health care decisions in the hospital after your heart attack, at the doctor’s office when you are diagnosed with cancer or diabetes, in the ER after an injury or accident.
This reactive, outside-in thinking will cost you in your life! It will cost you the enjoyment and quality of life you deserve, it may cost you years of your life, it will cost you thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.
You Must Make Proactive Health Care Decisions
My biggest purpose for everything I do is to change the way families view and manage their health. To save lives and shift health care decisions to proactive, natural health care where you are investing in your health and spending for the future.
Ask the person who says they can’t afford to get healthy what they would pay to get well.
- What would a cancer patient pay in their last months to be healthy again?
- What would the family give up to get back the life of a loved one who died of a heart attack?
- What would you pay to prevent years of suffering if you could go back and correct the problem before your let it get so bad?
When it comes to saving your life in a crisis you will pay anything, go anywhere, do anything; why would you not do that to stay healthy and prevent that health crisis in the first place?
Do You Trust The Medical System To Protect Your Health?
The problem is so many people judge their health by how they look and feel. They trust their medical insurance to cover their health and do not want to do anything outside of what their insurance covers. You want to feel better and get results, but you don’t want to do the work to get there.
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Your little plastic card that says, “health insurance” is the furthest thing from actual health. Everything your insurance card covers only masks symptoms and makes you sicker. It covers medications, doctors’ visits, surgeries, medical procedures, etc. once you have lost your health or helps you manage a chronic disease process.
If you just do what your insurance covers, you go to the doctor on the list and you expect your insurance to keep you healthy you are setting yourself up for failure.
Health is your responsibility!
Insurance is only there for emergencies. It does not cover anything it takes to get and stay well, so don’t expect your health to be covered by insurance. In fact, the worst thing you can do is go to the person in network, on your list and get your minimum number of visits or care and do nothing else.
I used to participate in all types of insurance plans and they always limit the care I could give, they denied care that was essential to the patient and because I was in network I had to follow their rules. They would constantly be asking me to release patients from care and offer less services to save money and I had to listen.
So, the point came where I decided that I would no longer work for the insurance companies and I would do only what is in the best interest of YOU, the patients. Now I work only for YOU, you get only the care you need and because we don’t have to follow insurance rules I can give you a discount to help you receive the care you actually need! There are so many people who are lost and are looking for a solution, New Life Chiropractic in Rocklin is that solution!
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