I went to the movies and I'm sure I didn't take from the movie what they hoped. I tend to take little bits out of life and try to make them part of my life. From Financial Independence to Anesthesia I take a little bit from every day.
I went to the movie "I Feel Pretty". It's a little different now that we are raising a little girl. I don't know why it is but the way I look at movies and media in general. I also look at many things that come at me from my MBA program (I'm in week one) to Anesthesia and Locum work.
I feel pretty tends to try to show that it's not about how you look. Great story on confidence and looks. If you take this concept and expand it to the comments of:
It's what you know
It's not what you know but who you know
It's all in the experience
It's all about the environment (Nature vs Nurture)
It's the fact that you had an education that not everyone could
I'd say "it" is about all these things and none of these things. This movie can take all those things and say It isn't about just those things but the APPLICATION of each of these things and the most successful people take all the principles and they apply them in different ways.
I say that because you can know all the right people but if you don't apply the lessons from each person "the 5 people your closest to" can't change you. You have to change you. You have to be open to the application of lessons learned.
You hear about this or that and think you want that ... but you have to be "on the ball" and do what has to be done to "be" the change you want.
It's the same idea of me always listening to financial reports and to stories of those that developed business and climbed the non-existant ladder of success. Very few people just rise to the top without taking specific actions in those areas above.
So, for today, I'm leaving you with the actions you take and the application of the principles mentioned that will elevate your practice, life, education, and the bring the road into focus to where you want to be. So, take action and apply yourself to becoming better each and every day.