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, you want to make sure you are setting realistic, achievable, aspirations. You may have friends that have a general sense of how they want life to turn out. Some may even know precisely what they want out of life and set their course to accomplish all of it. Then there’s you. You feel you should aspire to something. But what if you want world peace? Great. So does every beauty pageant contestant portrayed in the corny movies from the 80s and 90s.
Lofty aspirations are not wrong, but they may leave you feeling defeated if you can never attain them. Instead, maybe it’s time to set realistic ambitions that align with your values. You never know, world peace may come about after all, from your efforts. I know what you’re asking yourself. How do you set realistic aspirations? When you envision your life, you’re starting the process of building aspirations.
Here’s how you can go further and develop some long term ideas of how you want your life to look:
1. Ask yourself several questions. Start with a self-assessment. What are your dreams? What hopes have you been bouncing around? What activities are you passionate about? Do you love to write? Have you always wanted to make a documentary? Contemplate all the ideas that have ever come to your mind and write them down. They can give you hints about the types of things you can aspire to.
2. Don’t rush into things. You will start feeling motivated to act, and that’s great. However, you may want to ease up on the accelerator. Try new things. Go on a fact-finding mission about yourself, and then compile what you have realized, to learn from this information.
3. Stop comparing yourself to others. Coming up with your own set of aspirations will be challenging when you play the comparison game. Aspirations are personal and should fit your values, not your best friend’s ideals. They should fulfill and satisfy your life and no one else’s.
4. Determine what gives your life purpose. Understanding what gives your life meaning and purpose is a huge step in developing aspirations. Is it volunteering to feed the homeless? Is it spending a couple of Saturdays each month at the county shelter? You know what gives your life meaning. Embrace it as part of your aspirations.
As you develop your aspirations, it is critical to remember that your goals and aspirations will change as you grow in your self-awareness. Embrace change and you will reach your long-term dreams.
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. Please go to businessofrehab.com/contractnegotiations to pick up the free guide to help you negotiate the contract of your dreams.
Once you determine your aspirations, how do you set goals and steps to reach them? Check out our blog post here for tips on goal-setting success.
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