Your Aspirations Are Your Possibilities
Here's a blog entry from one of my mentors, Dr Michael Schuster. He quotes a study I found fascinating and worth sharing. As Pogo said, " We have met the enemy and he is us." What would be different in your life if you got out of the way and lived your dreams?
Until next time,
Rules for Practice Success # 10
By Dr. Michael Schuster
A CODE for a better, more fulfilling, rewarding, and profitable practice and life.
“YOUR ASPIRATIONS ARE YOUR POSSIBILITIES”
A study of business school graduates (could have been professionals) tracked the careers of 1,500 people from 1960-1980. From the beginning, the graduates were grouped into two categories. Category A consisted of people who said they wanted to make money first so that they could do what they really wanted to do later—after they had taken care of their financial concerns. Those in Category B pursued their true interests first, sure that money eventually would follow.
Of the 1,500 graduates in the survey, the money-now Category A’s comprised 83%, or 1,245 graduates. Category B risk takers made up 17%, or 255 graduates. After 20 years there were 101 millionaires…..1 came form Group A, and 100 from group B.
The study’s author Srully Blotnick, concluded that ‘the overwhelming majority of people who have become Wealthy have become so thanks to work they found profoundly absorbing…Their ‘luck’ arose from the accidental dedication to something they loved doing.
“No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.” Where are you in relationship to following your dreams rather than following the money?
Dr. James Sandlin | Sandlin DDS Lawrenceville, Ga