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What Makes Us Successful? What Makes Us Unsuccessful? Why?

In my experience as a physician, these are the three biggest challenges we face as clinicians. They can be easily avoided or addressed if we can focus more on the positive, not simply the negative. This week we’ll be reviewing some of what I’ve learned about the causes of success and failures, and why we must look beyond the negative when we think about the future.

In my experience as a physician, these are the three biggest challenges we face as clinicians. They can be easily avoided or addressed if we can focus more on the positive, not simply the negative. This week we’ll be reviewing some of how I have become more successful in my career, when I stopped focusing so much on the negative and started paying attention to the positive. Here’s to success.

This is the week’s podcast, and so the first one is going to be a little odd. What this podcast is really about is the nature of success as an individual and a profession. So in my view, the question of whether or not an athlete or a professional is successful or unsuccessful, the question of success and failure, is really a question of who you are, what role you play in your life, and what your role in the world is. That is really what this podcast is all about. It’s all about the question of whether or not we are successful or not because we define success in terms of some sort of outcome, some sort of outcome which is really subjective. For example, is it the outcome of making it to the professional level? Is it being successful at a college? Are we successful at a big company? Are we successful in our own lives? In other words, the question of whether or not you are successful is one that we define in terms of an outcome. The question of whether or not you are successful is a question of self-identity. And in that sense, the success or failure of a person, or a profession, can be viewed from many different viewpoints. So to return to the issue of success and failure again, I think those who define success in terms of the positive or the negative, it really is a question of personal self-identity. Is your identity defined in terms of making it to a professional level? Is your identity defined in terms of college? Is your identity defined in terms of making it to a big company? Is your identity defined in terms of doing the things you love to do, of being comfortable and happy, of being successful. Now some people might argue that the success you have is subjective, in that you define success by the outcome. For example, for some people, they’re successful at school, and others are successful in college, and so forth. But to some extent, if you define success as success on the basis of what you do, or in terms of what you accomplish with your life, that’s certainly subjective. Because that’s all it really means to you. If it means what I accomplish with my life, does it really mean anything? And that’s what I want to talk about, which is that I believe when we define success in terms of your own personal self-identity, that it makes you feel miserable because you’re not doing what you love to do. Well, some of us define success differently than others. There are certain things that you do well. For many, they’re very specific things, like you’ve got to be a good doctor. Well, I can tell you what I like to do. I love reading. I love telling jokes. Some of us define success in terms of the outcome. For example, for some of us, they’re very specific things, like you’ve got to be a good doctor. Well, I can tell you what I like to do. I love reading. I love telling jokes. Some of us define success in terms of the outcome.