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.

When building a profitable practice, you not only have to find your purpose. You must also define your purpose. Along the way, obstacles can help define your purpose. If you don’t know your purpose in life, look back on the obstacles you face. Some obstacles you have no choice but to work through. For instance, if you don’t pay your taxes, the IRS will eventually find you. It’s rare that people get away with this. These are not the obstacles that define you. They are just annoyances that you must sort out. You can choose to handle or ignore other obstacles you face.

Your choices help define your purpose.

For instance, if you come across a problem at work that requires a skill you don’t have, you can either let someone else handle it or you can learn how to do it yourself. This experiment will carry you through and possibly get you on a promotion. On the other hand, if you let others handle the problem because you weren’t qualified, then you weren’t meant to find a solution and it’s not part of your purpose. You may believe that you can learn any skill. To some degree, that’s true. However, if it is something you aren’t passionate about or isn’t something you desire to learn, it’s going to be difficult. You won’t have a passion for everything that comes your way. In fact, you may feel the opposite about several of them.

When you are willing to do what it takes to overcome certain obstacles, you should look at the process and how you did it. Having the determination to overcome a barrier helps define your purpose. But the steps that lead to the solution can also be telling. Don’t underestimate this; there may be hidden clues to understanding yourself better. In fact, the obstacle itself may not have defined much, but something within the process told you a lot more. Obviously, the bigger the obstacle, the more defining it will be for you. Some obstacles and everyday problems are not going to make much of a difference about your purpose. How you go about overcoming them can be though.

If there are obstacles that are too overwhelming, try to figure out why. When you break this down, you may find the reasons are no longer valid. You may have had a stigma about something and made assumptions that you can’t handle. However, new experiences and the wisdom of age may help you see it’s not as difficult as you once believed. That, too, is part of what defines your purpose.

I am Dr. Hassan, Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own independent practice so that they can achieve financial independence and then 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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