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.
Your mindset will determine your level of success or lack thereof. Believing in yourself empowers you to abolish hurdles before they become too challenging. It may be difficult to believe in yourself when everything around you seems to be crumbling into pieces, but keeping faith is the only way to trudge through the hard times and see yourself to better days. Try these three strategies to help you remain steadfast when you’re feeling the pressure of tough times:
1. Reflect on your past
Indeed, you’ve encountered seemingly insurmountable situations in the past. How have you succeeded in the most unpleasant scenarios? Your ability to overcome these situations speaks loudly for your strength and skills. In some cases, you may emulate your past solutions by adapting them to fit your current situation. Other times, you’ll be able to learn what not to do from past trials and tribulations. The past need not dictate your future. It’s possible to reflect without working up old, unresolved feelings. This is a positive exercise. If you begin to feel negative emotions, move on to another technique, which can help you increase self-confidence in your abilities. Believing in yourself isn’t a switch that you flip; it’s a practice you commit to.
2. Act immediately
Rather than retreating into your cocoon when a situation becomes intimidating, address it immediately. The longer you allow a problem to sit without attention, the more urgent it will become. A perfect example is a debt. Avoid concerning yourself with urgency by creating a proactive plan now. Better yet, have a just in case plan before the event ever happens. It’s ok to take a few hours to create a plan of attack. But if you’re still brainstorming weeks from today, you may be stalling. Only you can be the source of a solution. You are in charge of managing your life and ensuring its success. Take pride in this power. After all, you’re free; no one commands you. Your life is what you make it, and you can use your power to start off on the right foot every day.
3. Believe it
You will make it through. You’ve found your way out of challenging situations before. You’ll do it now and again sometime in the future. There’s always a way to get your head above the water. Always. You’ll get better at it once you gain experience. You have a fan base of supporters. Your children, spouse, extended family, and friends are cheering you on every day. The chances are that no one doubts your abilities the way you do. In fact, they have faith in your abilities because you’ve proven your strength time and time again. Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. Now is as good of a time as any to show yourself what you’re made of. Confirm to yourself that you’re as strong and tenacious as you suspect yourself to be.
Everyone encounters hard times; it’s merely a part of life. Starting a physiatry practice, or otherwise becoming a business owner, nearly triples your hard times. A preeminent part of how you will address these challenging times depends on your mindset and believing in yourself–even through the most challenging times. Your mindset can be your best friend or your worse enemy. If you allow your mindset to shift through negative territory, you’ll end up with negative results. Remember, you attract the energy you exude.
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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. Follow me on social media @DrHassanRehab.