What do you do when you hit a plateau?

What you do when you hit a plateau says a lot about your ability to become successful. When you hit a plateau, do you say, “Woe is me. I am stuck. I knew I couldn’t do this?” or do you say, “I know I can do this. I need to step back and try a...

Where to Find the Tools We Need to Change The World

We all know that to change the world, we must first start with changing ourselves. It seems that there are two natures within us. On the one hand, we believe that we can change ourselves and the world around us. As such, we set goals and initiate change. Sometimes, we...

Your Strengths Will Open Doors For You

Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, sent a congratulatory text to Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant following the team’s June 2017 championship win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team should soon be going to the White House to meet the president. I...

The One Thing I Want to Teach My Kids Before I Die

We are all dying, even if one is in complete health right now. We are born dying. From the cradle to the grave, each second that passes puts us closer to our graves. That has to get us thinking about the future. Since anybody can die at any time, I’ve asked...

Finding Your Passion is Like Choosing a Spouse

Passion is both something you discover and something you choose, just like a spouse.  It’s Like Dating There is no simple one-size-fits-all formula for finding one’s passion. Having said that, finding our passion isn’t supposed to be difficult....

Leadership is a Responsibility

“You’ve observed how poor leaders throw their weight around, how quickly a little power goes to their heads. It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what...

I am: How to Build or Destroy your Life

The Spirit of “I am” On my job, I have the privilege of seeing people when they are not feeling their best. There are two kinds of people I see every day. People who embrace their mountains of challenges and become broken and transformed for the better as...

Pacing Yourself During Speed Reading

In an article I wrote for KevinMD.com, I mentioned how speed reading helped me improve my performance during residency. I have gotten several questions from people who are interested in knowing how I went about speed reading. Below, I share pacing techniques I use to...

How to Create Passion

A lot of people view interests and passion as something that is only to be discovered. There are a lot of books on how to identify your interests and passion. Very little is said about how to create passion. Yet, there are many people out there who say they...

Teaching your children respect

What does it mean to show respect?  Who is worthy of respect?  And how does a child learn to show it? As parents, we want our children to learn our values.  Sometimes we struggle to figure out how, exactly, to do that.  We might try to explain what we believe in, or...

Mindset: For as he thinks in his heart, so he is

There are some things in life that we cannot change. For example, we cannot change our genes. Genes from our parents are sorted in particular ways to create a completely unique human being. We are the result of that process and have no control over it. It’s out...
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