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 set goals. But no one talks about when you set your goals the wrong way. Goals pave the road to success. How quickly you attain your desired success depends on how well you set your goals. For example, if you say you want to lose weight, that’s great! How much? What will you eat? What kind of exercises will you do? When do you plan on losing that last pound? Making a goal to achieve it, is different from speaking a want out to the universe. When you understand the difference, you will be amazed at what you will achieve. When you want to succeed, you need an action plan that propels you. Properly established goals will do this, yet most of us struggle to get this key ingredient right. You may be setting your goals the wrong way.
1. You set unrealistic goals. Brainstorming ideas is a fabulous way to unleash your creativity and help you get set up for achieving your dreams. When you live in that grand dream, you can be setting yourself up for failure. Why? Because you also need to be realistic. Let’s say you want to run an ultra marathon in the next six months, but you haven’t run a 5k, 10k, or a marathon. That may be unrealistic.
2. You choose goals that please others. Mom wants you to be a doctor. Dad votes for you to be a lawyer. But you want to be a graphic designer and live life on the road. What do you do? If you try to make your parents happy, you will wind up miserable and you won’t enjoy the success you hope for.
3. You underestimate how long it will take to achieve set goals. Just like you need to be realistic in the type of goals you set, you should also be realistic on how long it will take you to achieve these goals. We often think we know how long something will take, but it usually takes much longer. For example, double it if you think it will take you 30 days to lose 30 pounds.
4. You don’t learn from the setbacks along the way. You will have setbacks, and you should expect them. However, if you get caught up in the apparent failure, you miss the opportunity to grow. Accept that you will have those times when it feels like you’re getting nowhere with your goals. Avoid the desire to curl up in a ball under your desk. Assess the situation, learn from it, and then keep moving forward.
Give yourself a better chance at reaching your goals, when you stop setting goals the wrong way. Be realistic about the type and time. Choose those goals you want to accomplish and then learn from any setbacks. You will be headed towards success and enjoy every minute of it.
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.
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