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 your profitable practice, it’s important to be the best version of yourself. If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be? If you could somehow wave a magic wand and create a better version of yourself, what change would take place? We ask those questions because most people want something more out of life. This could be on a spiritual level. Perhaps some physical change to your body is desired. Would you like to be healthier in some way? How does your bank account look? Do you long for a healthy and fulfilling relationship?
Maybe the one thing you’d like to change more than anything else wasn’t mentioned. It’s very personal to you, and you often imagine a world where you were this dream version of yourself. You might have even taken steps to make that happen. A lot of people do. You got your hands on some books or took a couple of courses. Your desire to change for the better led to a lot of hard work and determination. Alas, you didn’t create the outcome you were looking for. A lot of the time, this isn’t because of a lack of effort. It’s not because a person doesn’t spend considerable time and possibly even money trying to make positive change. Sometimes it’s just because we won’t get out of our own way.
Are You the Biggest Enemy of Your Best-Ever Self?
You might be unconsciously undermining your best efforts. You don’t do it purposefully, that’s for sure. Even so, it’s a natural human trait to use our memories and past experiences to influence our current and future actions.
You may have suffered some dramatic trauma as a child. Psychologists tell us this can influence our actions for the rest of our lives. Maybe you worked hard to become better in some way, and you succeeded. Unfortunately, your friends and loved ones didn’t like the change you made. So you allowed their influence to return you to your previous self.
It’s commendable to want to create positive change. If you want to become better in some way, that means you have a high level of self-esteem. You respect yourself enough to try to become the best version that you can be. That’s definitely possible, but not if you’re handicapping your own efforts.
Take a look at the things that are really important to you. What big changes do you want to make in your life? Then look at the efforts you made to create those changes. Dig deep. Why did you come up short of the intended result? Did you do something that caused a less-than-favorable outcome?
We all do this. It’s normal and natural. Sometimes we’re just so comfortable where we are that even though we have a conscious desire for something different, our inner voice tells us where we are now is more than fine.
If you want more out of life if you want to create a better version of yourself, track your efforts. Write down what you’re doing to create a better version of who you are. Then record any failures or successes you have. You might find out that you’re getting in your own way. This can help you eliminate behavioral patterns and actions that keep you from creating your best version.
The best version of yourself doesn’t seek validation from others. Check out our blog post here to find out what happens when you stop seeking validation.
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/guide to pick up the free guide to help you determine the best business entity for your new practice.
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