MANY PEOPLE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THROUGH IMAGINATION, MENTAL IMAGERY, POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS, POSITIVE SELF TALK, FORCE OF WILL, AND PLAIN OLE JUST WANTING SOMETHING BADLY ENOUGH, THE UNIVERSE WILL PROVIDE IT FOR THEM. OF NOTE, SOME, BUT NOT ALL, BELIEVERS TOUT THAT NO ACTUAL WORK TOWARD THESE GOALS IS NEEDED. THE UNIVERSE WILL PROVIDE.

Charles Tadros, M.D September 20, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

NEVER ASSUME THAT YOU AND YOUR SUPERVISORS/BOSSES HAVE THE SAME GOALS (or even similar goals), THE SAME ASSESSMENT OF RISK, THE SAME SENSE OF URGENCY, THE SAME ENERGY, THE SAME EXECUTION TIME TABLE, THE SAME UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER COMPETING TASKS / GOALS, THE SAME OBSESSIVENESS TO DETAIL, OR THE SAME SENSE OF SUPPORT FROM OTHERS.

Charles Tadros, M.D. September 9, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

MANY OF THE CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED FOR AND USED IN BIG BUSINESS, APPLY WELL TO, AND WORK WELL FOR, OUR PERSONAL LIVES.

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ONE OF THE TECHNIQUES, THAT HAS WORKED WELL FOR ME, AS A PHYSICIAN, WHEN COUNSELING PEOPLE WHO ARE STUCK IN THEIR LIVES, IS TO ASK, “WHAT DID YOU WANT TO DO/WANT TO BE, WHEN YOU WERE BETWEEN AGES 11 TO 16?”.  THESE ARE THE YEARS WHEN WE CAN THINK ABSTRACTLY, AS WELL AS DREAM BIG, BUT NOT BE RESTRICTED BY THE MANY SELF-COMPARISONS TO OTHERS AND THE MANY WORRIES ABOUT THE PRACTICAL NEEDS OF MAKING A LIVING. THESE CHILDHOOD DREAMS ARE STARTER SEEDS TO REASSESS WHERE WE ARE, WHERE WE ARE GOING AND WHERE WE WANT TO BEIN OUR ADULT LIVES.

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 17, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

AN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF BEING FOCUSED, FOR YEARS, ON A WORTHY GOAL IS THAT DURING THAT TIME, WE MAY MISS READING ABOUT, HEARING ABOUT, AND EXPERIENCING NEWER AND EVEN MORE VALUABLE EXPERIENCES AND OPPORTUNITIES.

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 15, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

SOME PEOPLE ARE DRIVEN, WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY, TO TAKE CALCULATED RISKS, TO STRIVE AND ACCOMPLISH GOALS DUE TO THEIR UNUSUALLY PERCEPTIVE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW SHORT HUMAN LIFE IS AND THEIR ABILITY TO SEE THEIR OWN FUTURE DEMISE.

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 13, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

SO MANY OF US HAVE A NAGGING SENSE THAT WE ARE BEHIND OR THAT WE SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE. WE ARE ADULTS WITH THE POWER AND AUTONOMY TO DECIDE WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO WORK ON AND WHEN WE HAVE REACHED A GOOD POINT TO STOP WORKING FOR THE DAY. SET GOALS WHICH SATISFY YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL SUCCESSFUL.

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 6, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

ARE YOU A LUMPER OR A SPLITTER?

Does everything need to be done correctly, all at once, or else it is not worth your time, energy and attention? Do you need to see the whole project, necessary steps, and final goals at the beginning, or can you accept everything being piecemealed in an organic fashion? Charles Tadros, M.D. August 3, 2021 SaintContinue reading “ARE YOU A LUMPER OR A SPLITTER?”

IF YOU PROUDLY WANT TO COMPLETE SOMETHING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, GO AHEAD AND COMPLETE IT AND THEN INFORM OTHERS THAT YOU HAD CHOSEN TO COMPLETE IT EARLY. IF YOU INFORM OTHERS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, AND THEN DO NOT, YOU HAVE JUST RAISED THE BAR ON YOURSELF AND THEN, PUBLICLY, NOT MET YOUR OWN EXPECTATIONS.

(Yes, some people do announce goals publicly in order to motivate themselves.) Charles Tadros, M.D. July 14, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri