I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.

When building a profitable practice, it’s important to embrace the journey. Every day is full of new challenges. How do you face these? If you’re goal-oriented, you look for eventual success. You create a destination that solves the challenge, lays out the steps, and then you work to get there. This might seem successful at first glance, but it doesn’t take into account what we learn along the way or how the right mindset, as you go, impacts the outcome in the end.

When you switch your mindset to think more about how you embrace the journey, you see the most genuine success.

Here are 3 Keys to Remember as You Embrace the Journey

1. Life changes without warning. You already know this. If you’re like most people, you’ve already had your fair share of last-minute disasters. Remember the vacation which was spoiled entirely by sickness? Or the sudden out-of-town guest who just showed up at the worst possible time? The problem with being goal-oriented is you’re very rarely prepared for when the unexpected happens. But if you’re someone who embraces the journey, your experience is going to be very different. By living in the moment, you’re more able to go with the flow. You know how to adapt and how to adjust to interruption. You’re also more prepared to let go of the original goal and set a new one. This sounds a lot calmer, doesn’t it?

2. It’s easy to miss out. There’s nothing sadder than lost opportunities and failed relationships. If you’re fixated on the future, which happens when goal-oriented, you aren’t present in the moment. This means you won’t be hesitant when you discover a new opportunity, thinking you should finish the old challenge when starting anew. The problem: The new might not stick around long enough to come back to it. But the worst aspect of goal-oriented behavior is it becomes too easy to make sacrifices to get ahead, which usually translates to time lost with your significant other or your children. Can you live with this?

3. You need to know what’s worthwhile. Here’s a hint: It’s not about your bank account. Of course, when you’re looking at the goal, you’re going to fixate on outcomes by keeping score in the only way which makes sense: empower our dollars and cents. When you embrace the journey, you understand mindfulness, the joy in every moment, and you know the best things are what you savor about every day. You enjoy the people around you and the new adventures. Life isn’t measured in your bank account, but by your happiness.

Looking at these key truths, it’s no wonder it’s important not to lose yourself in the goal, especially when the journey gives you so much more.

If this sounds contradictory, it’s not at all. This isn’t to say that we shouldn’t have goals. We shouldn’t be hyper focused on those goals, however, that we lack flexibility. There’s a distinction between what’s within our control and what isn’t, and knowing when to let go and when to redirect is critical to your well-being. As always, it’s all about balance.

I am Dr. Hassan, Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own independent practice so that they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Please go to businessofrehab.com/guide to pick up the free guide to help you determine the best business entity for your new practice.


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