“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Thirty-seven years ago I was born into a family that instilled in me the belief that anything is possible.
Thirty years ago my grandfather gave me the idea that one day I might become a doctor.
Twenty years ago I decided that I would become a doctor.
Eighteen years ago I worked my ass off to get in to medical school.
Twelve years ago I sustained a life-threatening head injury that caused me to re-evaluate my life and its direction and up my game.
Eleven years ago I graduated as a doctor.
Ten years ago I started MedRecruit to evolve how doctors live and work.
Three years ago I began researching doctor wellbeing and the impact of stress on their practice.
Last week I was asked by the World Medical Association to speak at their annual General Assembly in Taiwan to the working group tasked with reviewing the Declaration of Geneva.
Next week I’ll be speaking to them.
Then what? Will I play a part in evolving the principles of our profession and improving the delivery of healthcare from here on?
The position you are in today is not so much a result of what you do today, but rather it is a result of what you have done your entire life
If you want to be successful tomorrow, start today.
Sometimes, I don’t have anything to add.
Recently I was watching a video of our Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern, speaking about women’s suffrage.
Have you ever seen someone driving a car you want, running a business you want, in a relationship you want, ***insert any reason in here*** and been jealous of them and wished you had that?
This past year has been tough in many ways.
When you know, you know.
“Never give up,” I’m sure you’ve heard that.
You’ve got two options..
“You’ll pay more, but you’ll get more than you paid for.”
How often do you hear the statement, ‘there just aren’t enough hours in the day”?
This is the first blog I’ve written since my cousin Matthew was killed flying a helicopter a few weeks ago.