Sometimes life just “works.” Lately, I’ve been feeling like everything is as it should be. And I’ll be honest, that is NOT my baseline. I normally feel unsettled, like I could be doing so much more, and I’m not Meeting my personal goals in life or at work. The funny thing is that, in reality, I did not meet one of my work goals, which was to have a finished rough draft of my first article from this new body of reseArch done by this Monday. Due to reasons mostly out of my control, the data wasn’t ready, and nor was i. This normally would be a tremendous source of guilt and disappointment for me, but lately I’ve just been taking things in stride, looking at the bigger picture, and just knowing that I’m on the right path. Will I feel this way tomorrow? I hope so, but maybe not. And that’s ok. I see tremendous progress in myself lately, Accomplishing things in and outside of work that are fulfilling me and satisfying my constant drive to succeed. Let’s take this video I’m posting - it’s a clean pike press, straight legs and engaged core. A few months ago I could do this once in a blue moon, and now, it’s part of my practice. Not by magic - I did it every single day until my muscles finally accepted that this was going to be be new normal in my practice. That’s all we can do - practice and BELIEVE that everything is going to work out as long as we put our best effort forward. It does help when the universe gives you little nods along the way that you are moving in the right direction - but I think the real success is believing things will happen exactly as they should in the absence of tangible gains.
I so appreciate all of the submissions to @physicianhealthyself
and all the people who have joined the community. I have such big plans for the page and the fellowship forming around it, and I am grateful there are so many people that have embraced and participated in it so far. It just goes to show you, from a tiny idea, with a little perseverance and steady action, big things can happen!!!