So here’s the thing—if you’re anything like me, then change is rather uncomfortable. Why? Because it’s just hard and takes you out of your comfort zone. I’m stubborn and a creature of habit. However, I truly believe that change is good for you. Even though it seems tough, growing as a person is one of the best things about life, and it doesn’t happen overnight. So I’m here to share with you why I think change is good thing and what it has done for me especially throughout my time as a medical student.
- Personal Growth. Man oh man, these two words sum up just about everything. Medical school has taught me so much about myself, and I have a feeling it will continue to teach me more as I continue with rotations. I’ve grown personally, professionally, and academically. I’ve learned many lessons and constantly discover new perspectives.
- Flexibility & Adaptability. I think these qualities come into play during rotations more than anything else. I’m constantly having to adapt to new environments, situations, and people.
- Strength. Sometimes you’ll find that when it rains, it pours (totally mean that figuratively). Overcoming those tough times make you a much stronger person, and in the process, you develop from the negatives and change how you react “to survive.”
- Progress. If you’re stuck in a rut that you consider a routine, how are you ever supposed to move forward for a positive change? Keep your mind active!
- Cheers to New Beginnings. Each change is turning a page. Sometimes, you’ll close one chapter to start another. Change is meant to bring new opportunities and excitement to life!
Just some food for thought thanks to Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”