I am 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 have the power to choose to be happy no matter how difficult things may seem. A few lessons time teaches us are difficult to accept. The biggest is probably that the most important, wonderful, and influential people in our lives will sometimes be taken away from us. Older folks will tell you that you never get over the pain of losing a loved one. You try to focus on all that person’s great memories and good qualities.
In other words, you choose to focus on good things rather than obsess over not having that person in your life anymore. You make a choice. Instead of reacting, you take a proactive approach. You act on the memory of that person positively rather than negatively.
Another Choice You Can Make in Life Is to Be Happy or to Be Sad Most of the Time
The earlier in life you can figure this out, the better. This knowledge doesn’t come to everyone. You may know someone who doesn’t realize that happiness is a choice. Some people live their entire lives embracing negativity and believing that the world is out to get them.
Let’s imagine for a second that you are that type of person.
Nothing good ever happens to you. If it does, it’s by pure chance. Life will certainly return to its old routine of knocking you down and kicking you while you’re there. Every person, thing, and experience you encounter will undoubtedly cause stress, strife, sadness, and other negative emotions.
Living life as this poor soul, one day, your company decides to part ways with you. You’re fired. It’s not that you were a particularly terrible employee. It’s just that the company is downsizing, and you’ve got to go. This doesn’t surprise you, of course. The passage of time has taught you repeatedly that you are the whipping boy of the universe.
Now Imagine for a Moment That, for the First Time in Your Life, You Realize You Have a Choice
You can view this as just another of the many mistreatments life has dealt you. Or you can look at this as a wonderful opportunity. Now you’ve got time to start that project you’ve always dreamed about. You see the silver lining in the cloud rather than just another rainy day.
We all have choices. Every day we’re given the ability to steer our life in any direction we desire. We can accept that life is tough and there’s not much sense in making an effort. Or we can now decide to take action and start doing the things that give us meaning and purpose. Don’t live most of your life and discover that you can choose to be or feel anything you want. That’s your choice right now. Embrace that idea and start living your best life today.
We find more happiness when we learn to embrace the journey. Check out our blog post here for key things to remember when embracing your journey.
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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