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.
You might be fortunate enough to have an amazing relationship with another person, or several people. If so, express gratitude. That’s not the case for so many. The truth is, even the strongest relationships require work from time to time.
The most positive interactions with others usually happen consistently because boundaries have been put in place so everyone knows what to expect from each other. There are a few reasons why you should consider communicating clear boundaries in all of your relationships.
You Learn to Take Responsibility of Your Life
Things will happen in your life that you can’t control. However, nearly all of your human experience is going to be dictated by your actions and beliefs. You are responsible for you. Setting boundaries will reveal when sometimes you are the person inflicting damage on your life, and it isn’t someone else or an outside influence. You learn to take responsibility for your life.
Boundaries Help You Discover Who You Are
Without boundaries, people can come and go in your life however they please. This can interrupt your self-discovery. You don’t have enough time or independence to fully embrace who you are, what you value, and the experiences you want to create.
Setting smart borders allows you to spend some time with your unique self. It’s easier to find out what truly makes you tick, rather than perhaps letting your life be led by outside influences.
You Get More Control over Your Life
Control sounds selfish, doesn’t it? It is to some degree, but being selfish isn’t always a bad thing. All it means is that you are taking time to discover what’s truly important to you. Then you act in a way that prioritizes those important things.
Without clear boundaries this might not be possible.
Other people have control over you in some way, whether you realize it or not. Your boss assumes that because you have always worked late in the past, you always will. Your friends have come to rely on you always saying yes when they need a favor. If you don’t set clear boundaries to let these people know when they can and can’t expect you to act as you have in the past, you relinquish control to them.
Self-Pride, Self-Esteem, Self-Love and Self-Confidence Grow
Sometimes it’s difficult to stand up for yourself. That’s what boundaries and borders help you do. There is a sense of pride and empowerment when you create clear expectations of others. Let them know what consequences they can expect if they don’t respect your boundaries. Your self-esteem and pride will skyrocket. You also shouldn’t be surprised if you become a more confident person.
You Have More Freedom
Smart boundaries give you more free time. Financial borders put more money in your pocket. Establishing boundaries in your relationships makes them stronger and healthier. You are free in so many ways when you respect yourself enough to build clear boundaries in your relationships.
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