Hitting a roadblock in your life and career?
Don’t get frustrated.
Use the resources that are readily available to you.
Not sure what they are?
Think about it.
You have had access to them all the time.
The moment you decided to become a doctor, you became unstoppable.
You may have followed the traditional path and went from university into medical school and then residency.
Maybe your path took a few turns before medical school.
Maybe you went by way of a post-back program or even a previous career.
Whatever the path, each step led to a career in medicine.
Now you discover that each day is another crossroad and you are looking for the signs to determine which road to take.
There are strategies that you have tried, tested, and proven to yourself that lead to success.
They are your foundation.
They have gotten you to this point in your medical career.
Whether it’s navigating your day on the floor or in the unit or making the right next career move, reaching your next level means honing those skills and adding new ones.
It may mean learning how to work more effectively as part of a patient care team.
Maybe it is learning how to delegate the right task to the professional with the skillset to match.
Maybe it is learning how to use feedback productively, so that you are moving in the right direction instead of becoming defensive.
The next level of success in your life and career success is hidden in the experiences, the challenges, and the triumphs that you are living through right now.
It’s in the ones that you are fighting with, trying to avoid, and are struggling through.
Where there is a struggle, there is something valuable to learn.
Often we focus on the wrong thing.
We focus on the pain point or the place where we are left to do all the work, or what didn’t work out.
Learn to go beyond the pain point to where the lesson resides.
It is not easy to do it on your own.
Having a coach or mentor to guide you, helps to shift perspective and opens the door for the learning and living to begin.