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Merriam-Webster defines "woops" as an expression used to convey mild apology, surprise, or dismay. The word is also an acronym for a strategy that can cause marvelous things to come your way. You will not be dismayed by the results, you will be surprised at how well it works, and you won't have to apologize for using it.
Dr. Clarence Davis Jr., MD
Dr. Clarence Davis Jr., MD, formally based in Memphis, Tennessee, and later in Atlanta, Georgia became an Internal Medicine Specialist in 1956. Clarence Davis graduated from The University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in that same year.
As an internist, general internal medicine physician, Dr. Davis became an expert in primary care. Dr. Davis has stated that eighty percent of our wellness comes from our behavior and environment. Twenty percent or less comes from doctor's visits. In other words, we have control over the majority of our mental and physical wellness. Dr. Davis devised a daily system for self-care that takes five minutes or less to do. The strategy, called "WOOPS," unlocks the treasures in our subconscious and causes the mind to avoid the wrong way and go the right way.
The "W" in WOOPS stands for "wish." All of us have dreams, desires, and that particular thing we want to take place in our lives. Wishing for something means we have a strong desire or hope for something that is not easy to attain. It isn't easy to find someone who willingly turns down an opportunity to make their every wish come true. Dr. Davis teaches that a healthy desire can be more than just a pipe dream.
The first "O" in WOOPS stands for "outcome." Try to think of the thing you desire and make it real in your mind. Imagine that you have what you wish for and visualize the results of having it. God affords us the ability to think, analyze, and imagine the outcome of something. Take notes on the scratchpad of your mind. Think about what will happen if you do that or go there? Praying for guidance will also help you to visualize the results of this or that thing.
The second "O" in WOOPS stands for "obstacles." Think about what is keeping you from doing the thing you desire. If you are afraid or feel weak, ask God for courage and strength. He will be sure to help, "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God...will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" Deuteronomy 31:6 (AKJV).
The "P" in WOOPS stands for "plan." It is not a question of if we will run into obstacles in this life, but when. Try to use your mental scratchpad and come up with ways to overcome the difficulties that you will encounter when going toward your desire. You may need education or training or need to handle things a little at a time to progress toward the big thing. Army and Vietnam War veteran, general Creighton Abrams (September 15, 1914 – September 4, 1974) stated, "When eating an elephant, take one bite at a time." That's good advice on how to plan to tackle a seemingly overwhelming desire. Sixth-century BC Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu stated, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."
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The "S" in WOOPS signifies "stick to." It takes five minutes or less to implement the WOOPS strategy. If you stick to and use the method, you will build a life-changing habit that can transform your life.
Practicing the WOOPS strategy will help you to become a better person. Being a better person leads to better relationships. Studies show that good relationships foster memory and creativity.
Dr. Davis offers other tidbits of knowledge that lead to wholeness and good health. One of them is to be thankful. God blesses us tremendously with things we do not deserve, "...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..." Romans 3:23 (NKJV). Dr. Davis recommends that we write down the things that we are grateful for once a week. Reading and keeping a record of those things will help us stay on the proper course of life.
Dr. Davis also advises that we be respectful and kind to others, especially our parents. Respecting parents may be difficult for some, but it is right for our parents and healthy for us. If you ask Him, God will help you and show you how to respect your parents. "Honor your father and mother"—which is the first commandment with a promise—"so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth" Ephesians 6:2-3 (NIV).
Make a wish, visualize the outcome, overcome potential obstacles with a plan, and stick to it. Use WOOPS daily. You won't have to apologize for it because it will improve your life.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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