The legendary UCLA men's basketball coach John Wooden once said "Be quick, but don't hurry." He may have been speaking to his players about basketball at the time, but this also rings true when it comes to other parts of life as well.
When it comes to your health this concept is spot on. One of the most important fundamental ideas about health I try and get my patients to understand is that of being patient but also persistent. Good health does not come over night, especially if it has been deteriorating for quite some time. Quick fixes are rarely the answer, and deep down inside most people know this to be true. However, in recent times we have been trained by society to think you CAN get your cake and eat it too, as the saying goes. Take this pill, or get this "easy" surgery and all will be well.
Here is another way to look at it:
"Make your decision for what is right not expedient, and wash your mind of all compromise." -B.J. Palmer, the developer of chiropractic.
I don't want you to confuse patience with laziness. Being patient is just understanding that getting and staying healthy is an ongoing process. Good health requires patience, but also focused persistence. You have to DO, not just think about doing. Take regular steps to maximize the health of your nervous system with regular chiropractic check-ups, stay consistent with exercise, eat a diet full of nutrient dense foods, and continuously fine tune your overall lifestyle.
The bottom line is good health takes time and hard work. There is no easy path, but putting the time and effort in can reap you huge rewards. Stay the course, and you will be well on your way to living a long and healthy life.