Setting Goals

“The bad news is time flies.The good news is that you are the pilot.” Michael Altshuler


Goal setting is critical to effective time management strategies. It is the single most important life skill that most physicians never learn how to do properly. Goal setting can be used in every single area of your life, including financial, physical, personal development, relationships, or even spiritual. According to Brian Tracy’s book Goals, fewer than 3% of people have clear, written goals, and a plan for getting there. Setting goals puts you ahead of the pack!


Some physicians blame everything that goes wrong in their life on something or someone else. They take the role of a victim and they give all their power and control away. Successful physicians instead dedicate themselves towards taking responsibility for their lives, no matter what the unforeseen or uncontrollable events. Live in the present: the past cannot be changed, and the future is the direct result of what you do right now!


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Have you considered a keynote lecture on time management for physicians by Patrick Hudson MD, FACS