I’m Sick of The Phrase “Challenging Economic Times”by Dr. Ron Arndt
It is way too often that I hear “Oh, the economy is so crappy” and “Oh, the circumstances are out of my control.”
I am not insensitive to the fact that this is an interesting economic environment we live in today. However, I am insensitive to people who make excuses and pass the blame. Truthfully, that kind of blaming conversation is a smoke screen for looking in the mirror!
It doesn’t make as much of difference what is happening outside of your practice walls or what is happening in the stock market. Rather, the real issue is: What are you doing to make it better? Yes, you! The one leading the dental team!
I am going to step off my soapbox for a minute. I, too, used to make up excuses and place the blame. When I was 41, I suffered a heart attack and began to see things in perspective. When I realized that it was my attitude and my shortcomings that were causing the negativity and stress, my entire career changed. I made a decision and began reciting a mantra:
If it’s to be, it’s up to me.
Accordingly, I challenge you, my friend, to look in the mirror before you look at the marketplace. What are you doing to control the things you can control and let the other stuff take care of itself?