Look, let's just take an example, and you decide how to run with it. We have to give you credit for initiative: the fact that you're reading this sentence proves you are determined to do things better than the madding crowd. That's not a stroke of your ego: while others are sitting in a bar quaffing beers, you're taking actual steps to end up in a better place in life than they are. Therefore, you're invited to begin your improvement program in the next sixty seconds by applying this example to how you can put these PowerGems and methods of long-lived people, our masters and millionaires, champions and billionaires,
Every major medicine-focused organization in the putatively civilized world, including JAMA, Lancet, NIH, and no less than five of the world’s largest heart institutes all agree that no less than ninety percent of all heart bypass patients die within 10 to 300 days of the surgery. That means the surgery is the wrong way to go, but at up to three hundred thousand dollars for the surgery, where a guy or gal, for example, who merely gives you a bit of knockout gas collects an astounding fee of five hundred to five thousand dollars for an hour’s work. Did you leave your brain back in the reception area? My dearest of mentors, the wonderful Monsignor Bernard Kellogg, a brilliant man if every I’ve known one, had heart troubles. An active, joyous man, it took sixteen years for the doctor to convince him he needed bypass surgery. Not even one hundred days after he finally submitted to the surgery despite feeling great, he was dead, may he rest in peace. I have every faith that he’s up in heaven asking himself why he took counsel from outside of himself when his own counsel had served him in great stead through decades of never-reduced physical activity? With so few bypass patients living a full year past their surgeries. it has proven easier for me to learn theories of physics than it has to learn why humans continually go to doctors who are not doing their jobs anymore.
Who doesn’t yearn for the good old days when our family doctors came to the home, and touched a child gently, and both child and parent knew that the best of care was being administered? Those days are dead and gone, and the fact that your doctor needs a million dollar home or a fifty-thousand dollar car says it all loudest of all. Properly compensated is one thing; wealth and luxury from other people’s bleeding and dying is simply unacceptable, and your opportunities are now expanding at exciting, even dizzying speeds with the growth and expansion of the Information Age.
You see, if I walk into my doctor’s office tomorrow to be told I have cancer, my first response is, “Ouch.”
My second response is, “What precise steps were taken by any ten or twenty or fifty people who have survived cancer?” I have zero interest in the opinions, thoughts, suggestions or prescriptions of any doctor on earth who has not personally overcome cancer or treatest with patients who have survived cancer. Nothing else matters, no information is of any interest to me until I get from the horse’s mouth – in this case cancer survivors – the best and most effective known methods of overcoming that particular form of cancer as diagnosed.
Secondly, I and anyone I can find who might care if I live or die, will immediately dive into the internet and library resources that are pertinent to the one specific goal of identifying those practices and nutrients that are known to impact that specific type of cancer's progress and process in the body, along with any and all pertinent information we can find on people who did NOT survive that particular brand of cancer, including information on which approaches they used which did not succeed. We humans learn almost as much from what does not work as we do from what does work.
Whether it's cancer, or liver disease, cardiovascular, glandular, no matter what the challenge, there are people who have done it right and there are people who have done it wrong. It does not need to be more complicated than that, and the inclination that we have to know they whys and wherefores, in life-and-death cases need to be set aside so as to escape the Industrial Age linear thinking that excludes too many useful resources at our immediate disposal. Again, we learn as much from what we know to consistently fail as we learn from the success stories. Accelerated acquiition of or access to high-quality information is half the ticket to resolving formerly more life-threatening challenges. Never mind the old fella on the corner in his porch swing chair: the world is offering you free access to tens of thousands of experts. If it's true that a doctor's greatest gift is his successful transfer of good information from himself or herself into the patient, then our landlocked as well as cyberspace libraries are a many-times-multiplied resource of life-saving proportions. Question is, will your life and the lives of your loved ones be included in this? If it is to be so, participation in the decision-making process is required. In order to participate intelligently, which means, in the long run, effectively, more knowledge than you current possess needs to be flashed in front of your eyes and/or ears for you to generate faster, better, world-class results, including double and triple where you are now.
For information or treatment of a traumatic injury, I want a medical doctor and no one but a medical doctor at my side or the side of my child. For everything else, it is simply self-defeating in the strictest and more literal meaning, for me to let anyone lese make my life-and-death decisions. Advice? Of course. Good knowledge and factual information? Certainly. Guidance and suggestions? Again, even yes for that.
Mentorship? Only from those who have succeeded in the past.
It’s interesting how each doctor that someone likes is “one of the top men in the country.” So sorry, but only a few people are at the top of any given field. Stop injecting your opinion, because an opinion is only the top of the table. The legs of the table are the facts and the experience that support the table. Without those sturdy legs, the opinion is just the top, dressy, most visible part; only one of the four or more parts that are necessary for the benefit of the whole. Otherwise, the tabletop is left sitting on the floor, way below the other tables that have those sturdy legs of fact and empirical success holding that tabletop up where it does the most good for the most number of people.
Break out of your comfort zone of thinking you can’t double your results in money or quality of living, in wealth or health, in jacking up both the quality and quantity of your days and years, your laughter and tears. Your new ability to garner the best of the best information on any and every known subject on earth removes the excusability you’ve had in the past of “having to use” a particular person or service. Today, we can have the best of the best from the best of the best, most often at no charge, because every field of human endeavor has experts, and every field of human endeavor has experts who are giving, loving, dedicated people who share because they care, and do not demand Mercedes Benz cars and beachfront homes on your dime; your hard-earned dime.
Reach for the people who care and share; you can no longer say you don’t know any or can’t find any.
Live stronger for longer, live healthier and wealthier, happier and more fulfilled, with the best shortcuts and secrets and methods and techniques of those who are doing it best. They are the horse’s mouth, and however much you may love your doctor, please remember that when we do not get our information from the mouth of the horse, we’re probably spending too much time at the wrong end of the horse.