In almost a parody upon itself, the AAFP News put out this headline for its…
What Do You Stand For?
It has been said, that “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything”.
To be truly independent, on this great day of American Independence you need to know where you stand on the major cornerstones of your life (Personal, Spiritual, Material, Fitness and Financial).
A strong personal philosophy on each of these is vital to our success and developing an evolving professional life and practice.
This is a great day to ask yourself if are truly living the personal and professional life you deserve?
Are your actions leading you in the direction of the goals you set at the beginning of the year?
If not, make the midyear corrections NOW to insure not another precious moment of your life is wasted!
When I think and read about what our American forefathers accomplished, (while spending the Fourth steeped in American History), especially in light of the challenges they faced, most of the tasks we have at hand seem to pale in comparison. (I firmly believe this is also why America needs to continue to be clear on what we stand for!)
What do you stand for? Make sure your patients and your staff know your personal philosophy on these vital cornerstones or you are liable to ‘fall for anything’!
If you are not crystal clear on your personal philosophy, or even if it needs some updating or fine tuning, get out a blank legal pad, sit in a quiet place, close your eyes for a while and list what comes to mind.
Just make sure you do it before you go to sleep tonight!
All successful people can clearly define their stand.
You must count yourself in these ranks.