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Your Maximum Achievability Isn’t Your Maximum Maintainability
In order to be a Chiropractor I had to go through a lot of schooling…more than I wanted, that’s for sure!
What was tough for me is that school was always pretty difficult for me but I still pushed through and made it.
Luckily I had a pretty great group of friends that made school enjoyable and not the worst place to be. Since graduating over 6 years ago now we have all somewhat gone our separate ways and I really haven’t stayed in contact with many of them. Well there are a few I still stay in touch with and one of them is Dr. Mel Krug who practices in the twin cities.
I am in an accountability group with Dr. Mel where we get on a facetime call with a couple others every two weeks to catch up and help each other out with what we have going on in our businesses and lives. Something you need to know about Dr. Mel is when she does something she goes all in…I mean alllll in! There’s not a “try it out” phase for her, which I think is really cool! This brings to the point of this blog of your maximum achievability isn’t your maximum maintainability. Last year Dr. Mel decided that she was going to train for a bodybuilding competition! Like the competitions where people pose up on stage and show off their muscles.
In order to get into this kind of shape you have to do a ridiculous amount of working out/lifting along with super strict dieting. By the time the competition was here Dr. Mel was all set and her hard work paid off. I think if you’d ask her, she was in the best shape of her life.
There have been multiple times where I start obsessing over certain hobbies or interests. Wanting to get the very best at something where it actually ends up becoming not so enjoyable and you become somewhat burnout. Or even worse you start not really acting like yourself anymore.
The idea of your maximum achievability isn’t your maximum maintainability is something that we have all experienced in one way or another. Let’s think about it from a professional athlete standpoint. At some point Aaron Rodgers is going to retire (I know you don’t want to believe that but it will happen eventually). He’ll get to a point where he isn’t playing as well as he once was and it doesn’t make sense for him to be playing football anymore. Some of his amazing touchdown throws will turn into interceptions, he may lose some pocket awareness, stuff like that. At that point we will be able to look back at his career and see that between years x and y he was at his peak, or his maximum achievability.
You may be someone who is always trying to put out maximum effort with everything you do. There is zero problem with that and I believe that everyone should be that way. Without maximum effort you’ll never know what you’re truly capable of. At the same time that maximum effort isn’t something that you’ll be able to maintain all the time. If you do maintain it other things in your life may start to go down in value. If you’re someone who puts everything you have into your work, you focus only on your work, the personal relationships in your life are going to feel that. If you’re unable to see what’s going on it’s going to cause these issues you’re going to end up causing damage to yourself along with others.
Oftentimes if we’re solely focused on one thing we start to drain ourselves of our energy, this is when burnout can occur. Sure you absolutely killed it during that time where you were super focused on that one thing but at what cost? This can really tie into what I do at The Specific Chiropractic Center. I don’t focus on one specific issue or set of symptoms. Rather I look at the body as a whole. Is everything working how it’s designed to work or is there a hangup somewhere along the way? My goal is to make sure the brain is talking to the rest of the body. This is something that I know if we can make happen, we’ll be able to maintain it. This also means that over time your health is going to get better and you’ll be able to maintain that good health quite easily as well….barring anything extreme happening to you. Even if something extreme does happen to you, the work we do focuses around the body adapting and maintaining true health.
When Dr. Mel was going through her process of getting ready for her show, even though she does a ton of nervous system work, I knew it was really difficult for her at times. Luckily she was making sure her nervous system was working properly allowing her body to adapt to all the changes she was making. Sure all of these changes weren’t going to be maintainable but she showed herself what maximum achievability looked like for her in that space.
If you’re one of those people that goes all in on whatever you’re doing, nice job!! It’s not easy and I’m sure you’ve had your fair share of setbacks. It’s not a matter of if, but rather when you’ll start to notice that this maximum achievability won’t be sustainable forever. At The Specific Chiropractic Center our goal is to allow your body to work correctly and adapt to all the changes that you may be experiencing. I hope if you’re someone that goes all in on everything you do that you now have an understanding or realization that your maximum achievability isn’t your maximum maintainability and sometimes taking a step back, or letting your foot off the gas pedal just a little bit will give you a greater outcome in the end. In the short term you may feel a sense on let down but overtime your happiness and freedom will grow.
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