About 100 years ago, Wallace Wattles warned those aspiring to make better lives for themselves to ignore politicians, naysayers and media. He called his big idea the “Certain Way”. Focusing endlessly only upon your desired outcomes with continuous gratitude being your dominant thought.
Doing everything with the utmost care and attitude of devout service.
I believe he was right. It’s a fact; politically self-serving agendas have been a part of history for centuries. Even back in Ancient Rome and Greece, elders warned about the expansion of self-perpetuating plutocracies. Right now though the constant injection into the media is fear from politicians who we entrust to be leaders.
Rather than reassurance this trash talk about the wealthy is destructive, and controlling.
Too often, the very criticisms our politicians hurl at others, mirror habits that exist in their own lives, a fact too many of their constituents and certainly the paparazzi ignore.
It’s the deeper message though, most recently not so hidden, that in my opinion is the most dangerous to private healthcare, especially for our student doctors.
That message is that being wealthy and ultra successful is somehow bad. That because you did well through your own efforts, your results must now be penalized.
Never has such a more dangerous notion been put forth with unquestioning by the mainstream media.
It’s NOT wealthy successful people that bring the economy to it’s knees.
It’s now many years of bad decisions and top down government and corporate corruption that transcends political parties and international boundaries, fueled by incredible greed. Unfortunately, these basic facts are too often conspicuously absent from the daily media banter.
It’s the wealthy and most successful (not the greedy and corrupt) that pay the bulk of taxes already. It’s the wealthy that are the philanthropists and benefactors in a free society.
For those younger than I, this attitude is nothing new.
The problem is, in our current world, this trash talk about success is today again everywhere. This only serves to perpetuate dangerous myths, especially to our young and inexperienced citizens.
In fact, the greatest minds in history have warned about the dangers of unbridled political banter.
So what can you do?
First of all, have the guts to acknowledge media BS as just that.
Don’t focus and dwell on what’s wrong with the world.
Instead, focus on improving it, one patient visit at a time.
Yes, a lot has changed in practice! It’s changed in your patient’s lives too. And some have been enormous.
So, what have you done lately to help deal with their changes and how they utilize your care, or not?
And what about their own fears and concerns? Are you like a deer in the headlights, or a pillar of community strength?
When is the last time you and your team took actions that can make their days brighter, and their futures even healthier? The possibilities for practice expansion with this one are huge!
But, most importantly, make sure your daily actions and decisions are ultimately putting you in charge of your life. Take full responsibility for your own results.
Work a little harder, maybe a whole lot smarter to develop your own future choices and flexibility.
Always remember, no matter how ineffective prior decisions may have been, or how bad things may have been this is a brand new day.
Completely new opportunities abound.
But only if you decide to be fully engaged.
Tough or not, there is no better time to make your mark than right now.
I would also assert that is this the very best time to refocus, and reorganize. Learn new systems. Invest in your business skills development. Reorganize. Rebuild if you must!
Be sure you are limiting your media exposure. Focus on your new business and personal goals. Plan now to be reaping the rewards, without guilt.
Ready to change the way you look at practice and maybe your entire life?
Have your entire team trained for you by experts? Come away with an entirely new vision?