Success comes to those who tolerate what 99 percent of people avoid, and who avoid what 99 percent of people tolerate. In dentistry -- in fact, in ANY profession, you can become a legend. You've got the talents. You have a gift to rise above the 99 percent. Here's how to use that gift to become legendary, indeed.
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Research shows that beautiful people find better jobs -- and find them more easily. Beautiful people are smarter, considered more trustworthy and earn more money. By practicing orthodontics, you can help make this happen in the life of your child patient.
The effects of orthodontics on facial beauty cannot be underestimated. This is especially true with early treatment orthodontics, and there's lots of research backs it up.
You might. Actually you will.
Success comes on the heel of failure.
Without failure, we don’t learn as much. We don’t know and understand as much. We can’t appreciate as much.
I love the story of the prospector out West years ago, who dug and dug and dug, looking for gold. He was so sure it was nearby. No gold.
Finally, after much digging, he gave up.
A couple of his cohorts decided to keep digging, keep moving on. Within days, they STRUCK GOLD!
Success is on the other side of fear.
“Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it. That is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.” ~ Dale Carnegie
“More dreams die due to doubt, fear and excuses, than to actually failing.”
~ Brian Chewning
To your success!
Are you a dentist? Do you know what it takes to be a really GREAT dentist?
Is it having excellent skills? Better equipment? A super income?
The answer -- and the secret to professional satisfaction -- might surprise you.
Your siblings, your parents, your friends (you thought), your colleagues, your husband or wife - Imagine! Truly.
And here is perhaps the worst part —--
YOU will wrong them, too!
Now that we’ve got that figured out, what to do?
There is only one good answer. Forgiveness.
You may think, they don’t “deserve” forgiveness. You may even think, “I don’t deserve forgiveness.”
But indeed, forgiveness - of yourself, or of them - is for YOU.
The opposite side of forgiveness is revenge or retribution.
That will hurt you even more than the original wrong.
Confucius pointed out, “If you go after revenge, you better dig two graves.”
Saint Augustine said, “Resentment (Unforgiveness) is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.”
...and from Lewis Smedes, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
Right now, decide to constantly forgive and free yourself and others around you. Constantly forgive and get back to loving.
Learning is a transformative experience. You are changed and become better. The best courses you can take will transform you, and are not just "boxes to be checked off" while you sit in class, playing on your cell phone. Be transformed!
Oraqix is a periodontal anesthesia and there are some REALLY amazing things a dentist can do with it in treating pediatric and orthodontic patients. Just let me explain the 'magic'.
Dentists, you can feel the joy of making lives brighter!
The role of the dentist in making a patient -- especially child patients -- more beautiful will make their entire lives much better, more productive and profitable. Scientific studies have proven this true, repeatedly.
What are you grateful for on this Thanksgiving day? People usually associate "making a list" with Christmas and gift-giving. For Thanksgiving, making a list of things for which you are grateful might be a great idea.
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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