Some chiropractors torment themselves because they link their self-worth to what patients do. Remember...
You control which patient’s you’ll accept for care. But they control the priority they place on their health.
You control the content and length of your report. But patients control their interest and agreement.
You control the recommendations you’ll make. But patients control whether they’ll follow them or not.
You control what home care procedures you’ll suggest. But patients control whether they’ll implement them or not.
You control how, when and where to adjust. But what the patient’s body does with it is outside your control.
You control your fees. But patients control whether they value your services enough to justify the time and expense.
You control your intentions and expectations. But patients control whether to believe you, trust you or follow you.
Thinking you control what you don’t can lead to anger and eventually, burnout.