Tag Archives: perfectionism

Don’t quit: advice from a physician coach

A friend recently shared with me a story from her karate days. As she and her cohort began to feel frustrated that they remained brown belts, their black belt still elusive, their instructor gathered them together in a somewhat conspiratorial … Continue reading

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How can I make this easy? Physician coaching for the overburdened!

There is a great story (I don’t know if it’s true, but it’s still a good story) that the early astronauts found that pens didn’t work well in outer space.  Just like when we hold a pen with the tip … Continue reading

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Tetris

Have you ever played the game tetris? My husband and kids love this game and are quite good at it. Unfortunately, I don’t like it. I get very anxious as I try to quickly move the shapes around so they … Continue reading

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Calling all perfectionists!

Physicians are known to share some strong personality traits.  We are generally hardworking, skeptical, and perfectionistic.  Those characteristics support us in our quest to continually add knowledge and skills, think critically, and strive to provide the best care to our … Continue reading

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