Productivity in Your Practice

February 15, 2013

One Thing at a Time

Long ago I believed everything I read. Really. Sort of.

Now I do my best to fold a dose of skepticism into any thing I read, especially in works such as the one I am about to quote. But the message is so simple, true, and apt for us clinician/businesspeople that I wanted to use it.

“Do, every day, ALL that can be done that day. There is, however, a limitation or qualification of the above that you must take into account. You are not to overwork, nor to rush blindly into your business in the effort to do the greatest possible number of things in the shortest possible time.”

“You are not to try to do tomorrow’s work today, nor to do a week’s work in a day.
It is really not the number of things you do, but the EFFICIENCY of each separate action that counts.”

Excerpt From: Wallace D. Wattles. “The Science of Getting Rich.” iBooks.
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Work hard, but not too hard. Make sure you are doing work that pleases you.

  1. Jack February 18, 2013 Reply

    One would think that working excessively would equate to much greater productivity, but when we fail to care for ourselves, a declining physical and emotional state will fail to keep up. We may burn out and eventually succumb to apathy and complacency. We lose sight of what really matters and the moments in between. The ideal place is somewhere in the middle-- and maximizing this to our greatest potential is the most challenging part.

    Thanks for the thoughtful post Dr. Lynch.

    • William Lynch February 18, 2013 Reply

      Good morning, Jack.
      Finding that "sweet spot" between aggressively pursuing growth and having enough down time to let the dust settle has been a life-long, moving target project.
      As soon as you get it all figured out - write the book!

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