The Power of DevelopmentAug 16, 2023
The Power of Development
By Dr Michael Perusich
Recently, I attended the International Maxwell Conference. As a member of the John Maxwell Leadership Team, I try to attend the event every year or so because it’s important to me as a speaker and business coach that I keep my blade sharp and renew my spirit.
This event is profoundly impactful on personal growth. Speaker after speaker talked about the importance of maintaining a steady cadence of personal growth development. John Maxwell noted, “Intentional personal growth changes our life. You have to keep growing to keep going.”
Doctors tell me all the time about their goals and how they are working toward them. While goals are a good way to set a measurable metric in the future, they are not creating action toward your personal growth.
Goals represent a short-term target. Once you’ve reached it, the goal is then in the past and immediately obsolete.
Personal growth, on the other hand, is an ongoing long-term process of constantly defining and redefining yourself. It’s about reflecting on where you are and who you want to be. Growth is about refining you!
In part, growth is also about reflection, which turns our experiences into insights. Experience without reflection is nothing more than a moment in time. We have to turn those experiences into keen insights that heighten our awareness of who we are and who we want to be.
Additionally, it’s within these insights that we are able to answer two important questions. “Do I know what is limiting me?” …and… “What is keeping me from my potential?”
Ultimately personal growth is the constant quest for learning, unlearning, and relearning. The insights we develop from our experiences guide us to keep refining our decisions and systems so we keep improving. It is the ultimate beacon to keep taking action on what is ahead of us, and allowing us to use the past to develop the future.
As a Chiropractic Physician, you certainly need to be equipped with a servant’s heart for your patients, staff, and community. Just remember, you also have to serve YOU!
Dr. Michael Perusich is a solutions-focused advisor with more than 25 years of success across the healthcare and consulting industries. His broad areas of expertise include coaching, training, content development, and motivational speaking. Dr. Perusich is the CEO for Kats Consultants, LLC. where he and his team offer a unique platform of business knowledge and tools for today's Chiropractic entrepreneur.