SACRIFICE ONLY THOSE THINGS THAT ARE UNIMPORTANT AND
Identify those things that are
of low importance and expendable. The lizard willingly
sacrifices his tail to the predator in order to preserve his
life. He can always grow a new tail. If you only sacrifice the
unimportant and expendable, the setback may be only a minor
detour on the road to your dreams.
Itís inevitable you will
encounter adversity on the path to your dreams, and so you
should prepare for adversity in advance by identifying assets
that are less important and expendable. Although it would be
nice to have everything go your way, and to never make
compromises, itís wise to decide ahead of time those things you
can do without.
When setbacks occur and chaos
temporarily reigns supreme, at least you know what youíre going
to do. You have already mentally drawn your line in the sand,
and surrendering the unimportant and expendable wonít cause a
For many years, I was the
chairman of the morbidity and mortality committee at our
hospital, and I quickly learned the difference between the
essential and the expendable.
Every medical complication that
occurred in the hospital had to be reviewed by our committee.
This involved a search for the truth within the limits imposed
by the politics of medicine. Although we fearlessly and
critically examined every complication that landed on our desk,
we also realized we couldnít do everything we wanted because of
the politics involved. So we identified the critical issues
that could not be ignored, and issues of less importance were
shuffled off to the side.
Itís not that we lacked courage
or resolve; rather, we knew we better stick to the big issues if
we wanted to be effective as a committee. Otherwise, we would
have rapidly become bogged down in the unimportant and
expendable. By focusing on the essential, we were able to
maintain a high standard of care and accountability in our
hospital which was our primary objective.
Thatís the nature of
compromise. You identify the essential and draw your line in
the sand; everything else is up for grabs, and if the
unimportant and expendable have to go, you still will be able to
achieve your objectives.
Excerpt from :
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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