2005: Issue 11
One of my favorite topics to speak on is a mere reframe on the version of the HEART of Happiness. Some call it, an “in your face” reframing as I title it the Pace that Kills. A pace that I know all too well, and my experience tells me that I am not alone.
For those of us physicians, it is a pace that was instilled in us during our training. The conversation in the cafeteria centered on how long a shift we were working or had just pulled. We secretly competed with one another to see who endured the most, and we proudly shared our results. Of course, that conventional training has been somewhat tossed aside due to the realization that our human bodies are not made to withstand that pace, day in and day out; yet, so many of us continue on, running the pace that kills.
In previous additions, I introduced the concept of Habit management, and am now speaking of Energy management, recognizing the integration and interdependence of the two for to more effectively manage our energy often means we must undo and redo some of our habits.
The stark reality is that most of us do a pretty lame job of managing our energy. We tend to forget the importance of refueling or replenishing our energy, and focus more on expending, thus often find ourselves “running on empty”, putting just enough fuel in to get us to the next stop.
So I ask, is this optimizing your performance? At work? At home? Although the Hare didn’t win the race, the nap he took along the way, despite the reason, ultimately gave him energy to finish the race. Of course we all know, Slow and Steady (the tortoise) won the race, plodding along at his own pace. Thus, the morale, “Don't brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!"
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Taking their learning from 20+ years in corporate healthcare, Janet Crawford and David Scheiderer, MD formed Extra Ordinary Living, Inc. in 2003 with an intention of helping physicians, other healthcare professionals and their organizations identify possibilities and opportunities, remove obstacles, and ultimately, optimize results.
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June 24, 2005
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