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, sometimes you will have to debate and prove your value. When you think of the word debate, you think of a nerdy after school activity offered in some high schools. But debating isn’t just for sport, as it is also known as arguing. And clearly, arguments have a place in our everyday lives. No matter what you call it, though, knowing how to debate is an important life skill to have for several distinct reasons.
1. Debating helps you form your own opinion. If you’ve never debated a topic, chances are your feelings about the topic aren’t fully formed. When you debate something, it challenges you to think about the topic at a deeper level. And when you think about the topic at a deeper level, it helps you solidify your emotions about the topic.
2. Debate helps you learn. Besides just solidifying your emotions about a particular topic, the debate also allows you to learn more about a topic you may be passionate about. Your opponent may make a point that you had never heard of before. However, for this to hold true, you need to make sure you listen when the other person is speaking instead of just preparing your answer while they speak.
3. Debate activates your brain. While debate isn’t the only way to activate your brain, it activates a part of your brain that you don’t often use. This part of the brain deals with problem solving and the art of persuasion. When you debate with someone, you exercise both skills, crucial to survival as an adult. Even most schools recognize this, so several colleges such as Oxford, recommend debate classes for all their students.
4. Debate solves problems. If you have an opinion and never share it with anyone in your life, problems could arise because you haven’t made your opinions clear. Debating a topic helps bring everyone’s opinions to the forefront in an environment where they’re respected. Just make sure you never attacked someone else for their beliefs, only attack the topic at hand so it doesn’t become personal.
These are just a few of the many reasons that it’s important to learn to debate. Without knowing how to debate, it’s likely an individual will go through life being misunderstood by others, and even by themselves, as they may not understand their stance on certain issues. So, if you think this describes you, is time to learn how to debate today.
Being debatable means you have to stand up for what you believe. The same goes when negotiating a job offer. Check out our blog post here for tips on negotiating an offer for maximum financial benefit.
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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