People pay others to do all sorts of stuff like mow their lawn, manicure their yard, clean their pool, tidy up their home/office, or babysit their children. Successful business models have been developed based on our society’s lack of time/desire to do things ourselves. There are wedding planners, event caterers, dog-walkers and even personal concierge services.
For enough cash, you can pay someone to do just about anything. This “do it for me” mindset is a blessing in many ways, but not when it comes to improving your health. No one can lose weight, eat a healthier diet, or exercise for you. Examples of “do it for me” thinking include:
- Relying on medication instead of changing your lifestyle
- Expecting the doctor to “undo” the effects of your bad habits
- Being dependent on “Grandma Aetna” to pay all of your medical bills
Recovery is a two-way street. Doctors play a role, but the person ultimately responsible for getting you better is… you!
Nobody’s gonna do it all for you.