On Friday we went to a class given by some of my favorite dental gurus, The Madow Brothers.
These guys are very upbeat, funny, and knowledgeable. A story that Rich Madow told on Friday is one I have heard him tell before. In fact, it’s one I’ve recounted myself in chats about perception. I’ve also seen this story in a Tony Robins self-help book, Awaken the Giant Within.
Carly Simon is a well-known, popular singer from the 70’s and 80’s. However, very few people have seen her live in concert because she suffers from stage fright. She says that before a live show she starts to breathe fast, her pulse races, she feels sweaty and nauseated. She can’t deal with it and she flips; there will be no show because Carly is not feeling well.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the most prolific and renowned rock singers of all time. He performs live often, and his fans think his shows are amazing. He performs live for hours on end. He says that before a live show he starts to breathe fast, his pulse races, he feels sweaty and nauseated. He says when he starts to feel that nausea he knows he’s amping up, and it’s time to get out there and put on a great show.
So Carley and Bruce have the same feelings before performing live. She perceives it as an illness; he perceives it as amping up. Perception and labels really can set us back or propel us forward.
What label/perception are you putting on dental treatment that is holding you back from that perfect smile that you have always wanted? It’s too costly? Or is it really a worthwhile investment in your health and appearance that you deserve?
If there is anything we can do to help you to re-label or perceive dental issues differently, give us a call. We can help you with that.