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    Everyone is lying to you

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    Success.

    We all want it – but few are really willing to put in the work required to reach it.

    I mean, you wouldn’t have gone into medicine, hoping to be mediocre – right? But, the problem is, those who are successful, lie about the late nights, the tutors, and the money spent on courses.

    Why?

    Because people like to make believe they were gifted with some innate talent only they posses 👎🏼

    For some reason, we like to celebrate effortless success. To make matters worse, most people don’t really want to know what it truly takes to reach the top.

    On the other side of the spectrum, the masters of medicine (attendings, professors, etc), have habits they are unaware of. Meaning, they don’t share what it takes, because to them, it’s not a secret.

    In fact, they assume everyone does what they do. The masters forget what it’s like to be a novice.

    But, I’m here to let you in on the hard, unglamorous, truth:

    Success requires mentors, hard work, perseverance, and sacrifice. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

    The “repeat” part is what’s most important. There is no over night success. You need to form successful habits and do them over and over and over. For years…

    Don’t understand something? Ditch the ego, ask for help, buy an online course, get a tutor – do whatever it takes.

    The truth is, success isn’t sexy.

    Americans are a group of headline readers. We see those at the top, and say, “must be nice”. But, if I were to pull back the curtain, you’d be shocked at the 10,000 hours every single one of them put in.

    So, stop comparing and start working. You are definitely capable of being the best in your field – so long as you want it 👊🏼

    I wish you nothing but success!