Tag: lessons

On Finding Purpose in Life

I recall a lot of lessons which I should have learned then when I was so much younger but growth is a dynamic process thus the learnings should never stop, even if we are all biologically advancing in age. And so, I realized that the meaning of life is something you create and not find. We often look for meaning…

You Don’t Need To Have Everything Figured Out

Ever get this feeling that you need to have your whole life figured out because you were expected to and deep inside you just want things to happen “as planned”? Well I often got, yes that’s past tense, that feeling always before. Nowadays I seem to receive a lot of emails on advice on how to get things figured out…

What Medical School Taught Me Part Three

Now on to part three (3). Third lesson – PATIENCE. I probably lived most of my life under expectations I have set for myself to the point that if I didn’t get to achieve it, impatience gets the better half of me. But that mindset just didn’t help me in my journey way back in medicine. Before I stepped into…

What Medical School Taught Me Part One

There are just a lot of things medical school taught me so I decided to break it down into parts citing in the lesson I have learned, making this my own “13 reasons why you should not give up on it.” First lesson- SELF WORTH. They say every achievement in life begins with knowing your worth, knowing your value and…

Things I Could Have Told My Younger Self

There comes a time in one’s life when you start rethinking on how your life has been for the past years, nope these aren’t sentimental moments in fact these are self-realizations we all need so we may achieve the self-awareness we should be equipped of for us to know who we truly are. We begin by asking what were the…

A Mentor Named Negativity

Who would have ever thought that negativity can carry on a “good” effect eventually? In my past blog entries I’ve always written about staying away from negativity, well it remains to be true but on the other hand I’d like to dig deeper into the lessons it has taught me instead of evading it. It’s seeing it through another lens…

What My Patients Taught Me

There is a lot to learn from each other, in my case, my patients – they really taught me and are continually doing so, the core of our calling, thus the title. All the insights written on this blog were all drawn from listening and just being with them who continuously define “passion for profession” for me. My conversations with…

30 Things I Learned About Life

They say life begins at 40, well I’m way above 40 but as they say life is a dynamic and evolving phenomenon we all learn from. Today’s entry speaks of the lessons I have learned in my 45 years (and more to come) of existing in the so-called place called life. Life will be a reflection of what you expect…

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

You’ve probably heard a lot of quotes and even advices about stepping out of your comfort zone to get a life, well it ain’t easy, it takes a lot of effort but you can really achieve it if you decide to work on it. Every nourishment we need was literally fed to us when we were in our mother’s womb.…

Taking Chances

Every game entails the chance of winning or losing. Gamers are all vulnerable to this risk but they still take the chance – which takes me to write about the topic of taking chances. Vulnerability strips us off to show us and others who we really are, and getting into the mindset of vulnerability entails one to step out of…