How Do You Define Success?
The definition of success is subjective, and only you can identify its true meaning. However you choose to define it, one thing must be clear: your end goal needs to be measurable and realistic. Achieving the level of success you aim for will depend on your ability to identify and overcome the barriers holding back the majority of dental professionals today. These challenges may be mechanical or psychological in nature, and you need to be prepared to face either.
To do this, you will need a clearly defined strategy for growth and development. This will undoubtedly lead to improved effectiveness, higher levels of efficiency, and ultimately, increased productivity.
The clear advantages of reducing costs and improving profits are much easier to quantify than the elusive personal gains for which we all strive. When it comes to success, some of the more reasonable expectations may include making your job easier, reducing stress associated with work, and removing all doubts and uncertainty. The list goes on and can include anything you aim for.
The only question left is how far you will go to achieve these goals without endangering your personal health and wellbeing, as well as the success and good standing of your practice. Clearly defining what success means to you is the first step to improving all aspects of your practice.