WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF EXERCISING STICK-TO-ITIVENESS, GRIT, PERSISTENCE, AND PERSEVERANCE, IF THESE REQUIRES IGNORING ONE’S OWN THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, NEEDS, AND PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS/SIGNALS?

Charles Tadros, M.D. May 3, 2022 Saint Louis, Missouri

BIDE YOUR TIME. IN ANY DOMAIN WHICH REQUIRES KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND EXPERIENCE, THEN BEING PATIENT, AND PERSISTENT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS.

This does not apply for domains where the odds (no matter how small) are stacked against you. For instance, the longer you persist in gambling, smoking tobacco, or using risky driving behaviors on public roads, the more likely you are to encounter a catastrophic outcome for you or somebody else. Charles Tadros, M.D. May 1,Continue reading “BIDE YOUR TIME. IN ANY DOMAIN WHICH REQUIRES KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND EXPERIENCE, THEN BEING PATIENT, AND PERSISTENT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS.”

SAILING ACROSS A SMALL LAKE IS DIFFERENT THAN SAILING ACROSS THE OCEAN. IT’S NOT JUST THE DISTANCE, TIME, OR RISK, BUT THE RELIANCE ON THE SIGHTING OF A PHYSICAL GOAL VERSUS GUIDING BY A MENTAL GOAL…THE ABILITY TO VISUALIZE WHAT IS NOT NEAR OR IMMEDIATELY APPARENT. WE ARE IN A SPECIAL PLACE, WHEN WE HAVE A SENSE OF HOPE, ADVENTURE, AND PERSEVERANCE, EVEN WHEN THERE IS NOTHING TO ASSURE US THAT WE ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH, AND NOTHING VISIBLE TO DRAW US FORWARD.

Charles Tadros, M.D. January 30, 2022 Saint Louis, Missouri