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 will incur struggles. One of those struggles is with patience. Here’s some reasons why we struggle with patience: The alarm fails to go off, so you oversleep and now you are late. And you have a flat tire to make things worse. You know that if one more thing happens, you might explode with some expletives that will make a sailor blush. Every day we fight to maintain a sense of calm as the world around us that pushes our patience buttons. We may have heard that “patience is a virtue,” but why is it so hard to be patient? What factors play into our ability to let go of our frustrations and let things roll off of our backs? Our fast-paced society has us frustrated over small things.

Even though we know we need to learn how to be patient, we all still struggle, and here’s why:

1. Our habits are disrupted

Habits offer comfort and they gave us a sense of calm in a chaotic world. We become impatient when something comes along and disrupts our typical scheduled patterns. Being forced out of our comfort zone is grounds for breeding impatience.

2. Things are important but time is running out

You have an important meeting. While you left with plenty of time to get there, delays occurred. You may have a flat tire or there’s an incident on the highway. As the clock hands move closer to the appointment time, your patience grows thinner and thinner.

3. Other people succeed and we don’t

The comparison trap can cause much upheaval in your life. Seeing others succeed in pursuing their goals while you are stuck in a rut, is bound to cause jealousy and some impatience on your part. When we focus on our own success, we avoid causing emotional upheaval and impatience by worrying about others’ success.

4. We feel overwhelmed

Having too much to do leaves many of us feeling overwhelmed. Not having a clear schedule or plan can cause us to feel overwhelmed, as well. So, we move from task to task, working fast and efficiently until someone comes along and tips the apple cart. Now things are stalled, and patience is lost.

5. We don’t see results as fast as we think we should

Let’s say you want to lose weight. You research methods and choose to eat healthier and exercise. You start out great and drop seven pounds the first month. Then you lose two. Then none for several weeks. When progress dulls, it is easy to grow impatient.

6. We are tired and hungry

Anytime you are tired, you’re likely to lose your patience with others fast. Being hungry has the same effect. It’s difficult to focus or be calm when your body isn’t being properly cared for.

Recognizing why we become impatient is the first step in pursuing a happier life filled with patience. Consider which of these reasons play the most significant factors for you. And then learn how to combat the impatience.

I am Dr. Hassan, a 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\contractnegotiations to pick up the free guide to help you negotiate the contract of your dreams.


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