“The past does not equal the future - unless you live there.” ~ T. Robbins
Why on earth do we choose to allow the insurance companies to come between us and our patients? (Because of fear.)
Why does it feel as if you are just “another run-of-the-mill” dentist? And what is that anyway? It’s a feeling stemming from fear, from the desire to be worthy, and not realizing you ARE.
It is all too easy to let our thinking be limited by what we think we are, by what we think we see, and mistake our simply ordinary-seeming lives for ordinary.
But - you are a precious, unique individual, here in this earth, with an extraordinary mission.
OMGoodness, your life is actually quite extraordinary!
Life’s ebb and flow of day-to-day routines hold the key to happiness. (It’s truly not what the storybooks - or the movies - or the media - tell you. That wished-for sudden pile of cash, a new relationship, a dream vacation, surely seem as if they hold happiness.) Yet, it’s finding enjoyment in the family meals, the soccer games, the day in the office loving people, exercising, discussions, your morning coffee, even the traffic, that make life good. (Traffic? I know, that seems crazy!)
"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don't enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you're not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn't going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness." ~ Andy Rooney
These are truly the extraordinary gifts of your life. Enjoy it all now. Those, and your actions toward your dreams are where happiness lies.
Remember, you are looking into the reality of who you REALLY ARE. You, an image of the Creator. Who, as creator, can innovate, and as innovator, you lead, and as a leader, you can love. Grab this moment.
So, what to do?
Take your awareness and understanding of the love YOU need (everyone does!) and your awareness and understanding of your extraordinary gifts - each person’s are somewhat different - and start now. Create your life anew.
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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