A day should not be over if we have not accomplished something on that day. It doesn’t have to be visible or something big to brag about. After a stressful court hearing which took me 3 hours, I started my morning rounds so late and ended up very late to arrive at my clinic. And as I examined my patients by turns, a beautiful lady mayor in her sixties was a bit irritated when I started to take her history and it took me 30 minutes before I gained her attention, but it was only after scolding me for not seeing her yesterday and queuing long at my very hot waiting room. As she was about to leave my room, she turned back to thank me for seeing her today with a comment that though she can afford to see other doctors in their place and here in the city, she still patiently waited for me. Sometimes, it’s not the comfort or convenience which keep the patient to see the doctor. It’s more of the rapport and trust knowing that others are probably brighter and are readily available.
Our own priorities differ from that of other people. This thing may seem needed by us when in fact it’s not actually necessary to others. While shopping at Lander’s, my youngest son was crying so hard because he wanted a toy so badly which he already owned at home actually. And when I asked him why? It turned out that what we have at home is colored black and the one he asked was blue, his favorite color. Petty things like this happen to us at anytime and if we will insist on what we believed is right, we will never understand the reason why the small things may mean so big to others.
Bigger roles means greater responsibilities, dedication and commitment for us to be effective. And if we desire such a role, we should prepare and properly plan ourselves to fit in that role. We may succeed in taking over more deserving people for the role but sooner, we will realize that we are only insulting instead of gratifying ourselves. It’s not easy to function and do such a role when we are not really ready afterall.