Yesterday’s post was a little down for my liking and my intention was not to have people feel bad about things they’ve done in the past. 👞 .
So. I’m going to create an addendum 😉
Here is what I tell my patients: What’s done is done, the past is what makes us who we are today. As humans we are never perfect – we take the good with the not-so-good and this is what makes us all such colorful and compassionate individuals.
I always focus my discussion on how we can move forward and get the diagnostic work up, treatment plan and outcome that we want – and for my patients – it’s a baby 👶💚). My advice – especially for those who are struggling with things they wish they did differently:
Don’t worry about it. At all. Use it as an opportunity to improve yourself and learn from it. 🎓
When something happens in my life where something I did or didn’t do negatively impacts one of my patients, my kids, my husband, my friends, or myself. I spend some windshield time (I think best when I’m driving 🚗) about what happened, why it happened and most importantly – what I can do to make sure it doesn’t happen again. ✍.
And then I move on and leave it where it belongs …in the past. 👠👠 .
Because mistakes, events, habits, decisions in life happen – and it’s how it changes you that’s important.