Pilates, Pistons, and Patients

by Admin on April 17, 2012

There’s always something going on that we can relate to Pilates Green Valley.  More than likely, you heard or read the following that has been on the email circuit.

A mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when he spotted the famous heart surgeon in his shop standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager to come to take a look at his car.

The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hello Doctor!! Please come over here for a minute.”

The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag & asked argumentatively, “So doctor, look at this. I also open hearts, take valves out, grind ’em, put in new parts, and when I finish this will work as a new one. So how come you get the big money, when you & me is doing basically the same work?

The doctor leaned over and whispered to the mechanic… “Try to do it when the engine is running…”.

The surgeon is right…however.

There is a perspective that has to be examined here. Let’s do a comparison—the heart surgeon, the auto mechanic, and our business at Mind to Motion Pilates Green Valley, Arizona. The heart surgeon only works on a broken part because he is a surgeon. That is the only time (hopefully) he will see this person. However, the auto mechanic will also work hard at proactive behavior in maintenance of the entire vehicle not just the “injured” part, much like we do with the human body.

Life is an attitude. Abuse and or not maintain your automobile you pay for it monetarily. Abuse or not maintain your body, you pay for it with your life. The key is to see the mechanic and us frequently.

Like the old motor oil commercial stated…”Pay me now or pay me later.”

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Volney Morin April 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm

One of my obstacles is justifying spending money and time on myself. Sometimes I feel guilty about taking care of myself and think I should be taking care of others (more noble?). What a load of baloney.

Taking care of yourself (so you can take care of others) is one of the most unselfish things I can do.


admin April 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm

That is so true, Volney. I have struggled with the same guilt. And it sure is baloney!!! If we run ourselves into the ground, what good are we to our loved ones? I am learning to treat myself like my own best friend. So if it is good for my best friend, it is good for me! Karen Salvador


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