Taking Ownership

by Drew Stevens, Ph.D.

From time to time I adjunct at universities and spend quite some time developing syllabi. Incredibly students continually ask me about assignments because they do not take ownership Don't Be a Victimin reading the syllabi.

Currently, there are many individuals angered about winning politicians yet they have not taken ownership with expressing their democratic right of voting.

And, there are many doctors that complain about how low their margins and waiting rooms are but spend no time marketing. A mentor of mine has a great term for this – victim-hood. I call it ownership. One cannot expect any change with life if there is no ownership. There will be a need to work continuously to create change and there is much need to remove oneself from the comfort zone but when there is activity there is change.

As Martin Luther King stated, “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

That struggle comes from owning the issue and creating the solutions to resolve it. So, if there are few patients – market. If there is a lack of revenue – create ancillary income. If receivable’s are slow – hire outside resources to help you. If there is no time to call associations and organizations for health presentations – use your staff. Yes, there is a solution for anything, but you need to own the issue.

The next time life seems to throw you an issue, develop the proper strategies for resolutions rather than festering in the spirit of being the victim.

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