On Purpose: Why Do You Get Up in the Morning?

by Dr. Christopher on June 9, 2010

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Kramer: You’re wasting your life.
George : I am not. What you call wasting, I call living. I’m living my life.
Kramer: OK, like what? No, tell me. Do you have a job?
George : No.
Kramer: You got money?
George : No.
Kramer: Do you have a woman?
George : No.
Kramer: Do you have any prospects?
George : No.
Kramer: You got anything on the horizon?
George : Uh, no.
Kramer: Do you have any action at all?
George : No.
Kramer: Do you have any conceivable reason for even getting up in the morning? 
George : I like to get the Daily News.

In one of many amazing Seinfeld episodes, Kramer points out how George has no purpose for his life, no reason for getting up in the morning.  To know why you get up in the morning, you must clarify what you want in life (goals and desires), and what your purpose is.

As a chiropractor, patients come to me wanting to get out of pain.  Before we address pain, it is important to be aware of what a pain-free lifestyle allows someone to do.  Many people notice their pain, unaware of why they have it, and wait for it to go away.  Once the pain affects the things that they do in life such as their work or golf game, things that give satisfaction, then people seek help.  As a doctor providing a valuable service that takes effort, I would rather not give my effort and compassion unless someone knows exactly what they are getting and how it is going to help them live with more purpose.  Achieving health and wealth requires something worthwhile getting up for.  [click to continue…]