You can do whatever you set your mind to

Everyone wants change. Very few do what it takes to create change. Fortunate to be surrounded by colleagues in western Sydney that are willing to go out on a limb to meaningfully transform primary care. So let me ask the others, with great respect, what are you waiting for?

My colleagues put forward a good point yesterday. That is, if our leaders have slowed down in their change management efforts, how can we expect others to strive towards quality improvement and meaningful reform?

Here’s my response:

Some of us are comfortable walking in the footsteps of others.

But I dare you. I dare you to walk your own path. I dare you to live life on your own terms. Ask yourself, are you happy with where you are right now? If you don’t like the answer, it’s time to get to work. There are very few people that dare for a great life.

Only those of you that dare to live a great life will have the vision to do what it takes to get there. You must stop living a mediocre life because you feel it will make others happy; because it’ll keep you average, and hey, you may not feel as guilty for moving ahead of those around you.

But what if your life inspires others? Makes others long for something better?

Make a choice today. What are your goals? What would you like to get great at? In fact, what would you like to be the best at? Live a life that inspires others. Most importantly, live a life that fulfils you.

The one thing getting into the gym at the early hours of the morning teaches me is that when everyone else is resting, the top 1% are working on building a better life for themselves and their loved ones.

Ask yourself just one question?

What can I do today that will make me 1% better than yesterday?

Dig deeper. You can do more. Remember, success is your duty.

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Dr Jaspreet Saini

Dr Jaspreet Saini is a general practitioner (GP) working in Blacktown, western Sydney. Views are my own and do not represent those of any organisation I work for.