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, it’s easy to worry about everything going according to plan. Worrying gets into all the crevices of our lives. We worry about our jobs, our kids, our relationships, money and a million other things every single day. It’s no wonder we feel like we’re not getting things done the way we’d like. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way to change your life and stop worrying.
Ask yourself these six questions:
1. What are you really worried about? Many times, worry is a mask for something else entirely. A hard look and some pointed questions might be necessary to get to the heart of the matter. On the other hand, once you have a clear understanding of what the real issue is, it’s easier to address the problem and stamp out the worry completely.
2. Is this even possible? Worry inflates everything to monster proportions. If your worry seems slightly ridiculous, it probably is. Take a step back and ask yourself just how likely this outcome is. Worry can’t stand up under this kind of scrutiny.
3. Is this something I can control? We’re very good at worrying about something we can’t change. Seriously, what difference does it make if it snows tomorrow? Nothing we can do can keep the flakes from falling. Except sometimes you’re just going to have to go with the flow and adapt to the circumstances.
4. Does this affect me today? Worries about the future can really derail your life today. If you’re worried about something far off, it’s time to take a step back. Ask yourself a fundamental follow up question if you’re concerned about the future: Is there something I can do today that will prevent this outcome tomorrow? If so, now you have a plan of action. Get to it.
5. Am I spending too much time? Obsessive worrying doesn’t help anyone. If you find yourself circling back to the same concern over and over, you might need help breaking out of this cycle. Consider talking to someone such as a good friend or even a counselor or trained professional to help you break out of this vicious cycle.
6. Why do I care what others think? If you’re worried about the opinions of others, why? If you’re concerned about impressing your boss, there are better ways to do this than worrying. More often than not, you’re going to find most people’s opinions really don’t matter. Don’t let them get to you.
Once you have the answers to these questions, you’ll find it’s easy to get your thoughts back on track. Worry becomes a thing of the past when we’re mindful of it, but don’t let it become obsessive. Imagine the difference a life without so much worry will make.
Oftentimes, we worry because we’re not living in the present moment. Check out our blog post here to learn what that means and how you can live more presently.
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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