We would rather be right than knock on the door of truth. If it makes us right in a particular context, if it reinforces our current behaviors, if it reinforces our current excuses, if it reinforces our circumstances, then we will tell ourselves that story – even if it’s not true.Dr. Tyler Schwanz
- Contradiction is the inconsistency between beliefs and behaviors that leads to hypocrisy.
- If we only ever accept information that reinforces our current choices, we will never give ourselves the opportunity to grow.
- When we respond to stressful situations by making unhealthy choices, we allow those situations to become even more stressful.
- We can demonstrate passion and humility simultaneously, and we can be both convinced and kind at the exact same time.
- We are only ever moving forward or backward toward our goals, and coasting is always backward.
- COVID-19 is not the only threat to our health and well-being in this season.
- Enter into contentious conversations by first reminding yourself, “I might be wrong.”
- Protect yourself against COVID-19 by not only ‘playing defense’ but also by ‘playing offense’ through daily healthy choices.
- Evaluate yourself honestly by asking, “Am I healthier or less healthy today than I was a year ago?”
Change Your Mind
We tend to think highly of ourselves for holding on to an opinion indefinitely, but growth and maturity are marked by the ability to react to new information by changing our minds. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Russell Catania as they outline the key steps to shifting perspectives.
Consider Different Perspectives
As we go about our daily lives, our backgrounds, preferences, and ideologies come with us. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Chet Hesson talk about the all-important habit of stepping back from our preconceived notions and allowing ourselves to truly look at the world through the eyes of another.
Get Your Colonoscopy
Cancer can be a terrifying and devastating disease, but it’s not the only threat to our health and well-being. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and future physician Justin Brown explore how to prioritize proactivity and prevention in every dimension of life.