I took inspiration from this pyramid, and modified it a bit so as to apply a little better to what our scoliosis fighters are going through. I’ll be going deeper into detail over the next string of posts, once a week, elaborating on each building block and what it should mean to those wishing to be successful in fighting their scoliosis, and in life in general. Below is part one of our Pyramid of Success series!
Imagine: you have a math test tomorrow, and while you have been diligent about studying over the course of the last week on your own, you are completely lost on the covered material. Your teacher offers to stay late after school to help you study, but you decline her offer. What grade do you think you will receive on that test? What grade do you think you would have gotten had you taken up your teacher’s offer?
A lot of times, whether it be due to pride, lack of interest, or some other reason, we are reluctant to accept help from others. It is almost as if it is human nature to be independent. Sometimes, however, we need help. Sometimes we are faced with complex problems, and we can’t solve a problem when we don’t understand the problem. If there is someone better equipped to solve that problem and willing to help, why not be receptive of their help? There will always be a source of information, help, or support out there, we just need to seek it out, be receptive of it, and truly take advantage. Not every problem, including scoliosis, needs to be taken on alone.
Adrian Stone - Scoliosis Therapy Manager