You've got common sense, right?
You're intelligent. You've got some life experience under your belt. You know, armed with your abundant common sense, what the best decision is in most situations...right?
What is common sense though?
Common sense is defined as "ordinary good sense or sound practical judgment". That sounds great right?
However, when we unpack that definition we find that "ordinary" actually means "customary, usual, regular, normal; familiar, unexceptional, common; relatively poor or inferior."
Hmmm, is that the kind of mindset we really want for ourselves?
Will we achieve extraordinary things in our life with that mindset?
The word "practical" actually means "obtained through practice or action." In essence, it's based on past experience.
Basing your decisions on past experience tends to give you exactly what you currently have. If what you have currently in terms of success, health, happiness, wealth, love, relationships and impact is exactly what you want then this need not apply to you.
If, however, you are like the vast majority of people, you're likely longing for something more. It's part of the human condition to crave progress.
It is most desirable to be simultaneously grateful for where you are BUT always be learning and growing.
When it comes to your dental health, common sense would tell you that what you're currently experiencing is "normal".
Have you ever thought beyond what common sense would allow and ask yourself what you truly want for your dental health and your smile?
Have you wanted a smile that is both incredibly healthy and handsome or gorgeous? Would you love to project an image to yourself and the rest of the world that you are healthy, vibrant and powerful? Would you love to know you've given yourself the greatest chances of keeping your teeth for the rest of your life?
This is uncommon thinking. When you start to focus on WHAT IS POSSIBLE instead of what is practical you start to exercise uncommon sense. This is the path to uncommonly incredible self confidence and quality of life.
So, do you want what common sense will provide OR are you looking for uncommon results in your life?
Dr. Jesse Ritter