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Life’s school is structured to give each of us the lessons we need to keep growing. While one person is working on their second grade class, another is in their Master’s program.
The older we get, the higher our “degree” may be, and the tougher our classes become.
Your curriculum may be tough at times! All for your good, and you have the choice as to how to view your curriculum.
“God allows difficulties in our lives, so we can overcome them.” ~ Zig Ziglar
“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grievances which we endure, help us in our marching onward.” ~ Henry Ford
“Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.” ~ Steve Maraboli
Your curriculum is just what you need to learn and grow!
Are you in your PhD program? The higher your degree program, the more you’ll be questioned and criticized for what you’re doing. You may get a lot of unsolicited criticism. Remember, what people think of you is none of your business. There will also be people who admire you and support you.
“Let your setbacks become set-ups for your comeback .” ~ Joel Osteen
When you’re misunderstood because other people don’t get that you “get it,” pay attention to the people who admire you. Don’t take them for granted. You’ll want to look for the more authentic people, because you don’t need to impress anyone!
As you become more authentic, you’ll stop caring about what is fair. Because, life isn’t fair. It’s a curriculum of what you need. When you leave fear and doubt behind, all of a sudden, you do things because they feel right, and because they benefit others, and because THAT benefits you!
Yes, Yes - Put Yourself Out There!!
Enjoy your classes!
Happy Studies and love,
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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