You’ve probably heard me say, I hope you’ve heard me say, fall in love with the process and the results are assured. I believe that that is one of the most important keys to success that I can share and I’ll do that in this short video.
Anybody who’s been married for more than 20 minutes knows that love is a choice, but we also choose to love in different instances. Have you ever chosen to love your kid when you didn’t feel like it? Have you ever chosen to love a patient when you didn’t feel like it?
I think one of the most important skills and one of the most powerful skills that we can come up with is understanding what it is that we need to love and then pick those things and learn to love them. In this next segment I’ll talk a little bit more about that.
What’s on your short list of things that you would like to love because if you loved them you would do them naturally, without effort you’d look forward to them and that would give you the results that you’re looking for. Let’s talk about diet. Maybe you have a downfall. Maybe it’s big macs, maybe it’s ice cream, maybe it’s chocolate cake and what you would like or it would be convenient is that if you liked veggies and if you liked a diet that would be more suitable to the fitness goals that you have.
Now, I’ve talked to people who used to like junk food who now love vegetables. They talk about grilling vegetables and about different dressings for vegetables and you know what? They have fallen in love with the process of vegetables and their physique looks like it.
I ran into a weight lifter one time and he was doing a very rigorous routine, wasn’t painful, wasn’t difficult but it was relentless. I said, “ So how long have you been doing this?” He said, “Well, I used to hate this but now I love it. I look forward to it. I’m almost addicted to it.”
Now, I’m just back from the club this morning where I did my gym workout. I look forward to it. I have certain things that I do, I never push myself too hard, my joints are 69 years old and I don’t want to hurt anything there. So I can love what I do.
What’s the short list on your practice on the stuff that you really would love to love? Number one is marketing I’m willing to bet. Wouldn’t it be great if you look forward to external marketing either giving a talk or a screening or doing a massage event? It was “oh boy look what we get to do!”
If you fall in love with the process, if you fall in love with the challenge, if you fall in love with the wins, if you fall in love with taking a look at a goal and beating it, you can actually learn to love everything that you need to in order to be successful. Will it happen overnight? No, the same way that fitness or conditioning or weight loss doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process. That’s why I say fall in love with the process instead of just the single event.
Here’s my challenge. I want you to pick three things that if you fell in love with them that you would be more successful. Let’s say in the practice, let’s say it’s your marketing, let’s say it’s your day one, and let’s say it’s putting patients in good care plans and doing financial solutions. You just love it, you can hardly wait to get there to do that report of findings, you can hardly wait to go out and do that marketing.
When you become that guy, when you become that girl, when you become that person, your success is assured. Fall in love with Cheetos, beer, the couch and the remote control you’re gonna need a wheelbarrow to get your butt around, but fall in love with marketing, your report of findings, doing great care plans and financial solutions and you’re going to need a bigger wallet.
This is Dr. Noel Lloyd for Five Star management. I’ll talk to you later, buh bye.