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 must understand that your journey is your own, so it is unwise to compare yourself to others. If you are someone who constantly compares yourself to others, stop. You are different from everyone else; celebrate that. You offer a unique perspective in this game called life. We should all be thanking you. If you are constantly comparing yourself, it means you aren’t happy with who you are.
Why is that?
People are brought up to conform to society. If you don’t fit within society’s norms, you are looked upon disapprovingly. However, most people aren’t normal in the truest sense of the word. Everyone has quirks and idiosyncrasies, and it is these differences that allow us to find solutions to problems. It also keeps us from getting bored.
Imagine if everyone were truly the same.
There would be nothing new to discover about one another. There are some reasons to conform. For instance, you need to follow the rules and laws of your country and community. Otherwise, you will suffer consequences for not doing so. Also, you want to treat others with respect so that they will hopefully return that respect. However, if you try to act in ways in which others believe you should, you aren’t going to live your life to the fullest.
That’s why you should get out of the habit of comparing yourself to others.
When you do this, you are likely setting unrealistic expectations that will lead you to be disappointed. Comparing yourself to others will result in you resenting those people. They have their reasons for being the way they are, and it has nothing to do with you. There are qualities you admire in others. and there’s nothing wrong with trying to adopt some of those admirable qualities for yourself. However, it shouldn’t get to the point where you are trying to re-define who you are by being like those people who you admire.
You aren’t them and you will never be.
You have but a short time on this planet. If you spend most of that time trying to be like someone else, you are in for a rough ride. But if you stick to who you are and find others willing to accept you for that, you are going to be more satisfied for most of the time you live. Others will be happier with the real you as well. As the popular meme suggests, “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” You won’t be a pretender. People see right through that kind of behavior. Just think about others who are not true to themselves. How long does it take you to see through that disguise?
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 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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