Are you designing your destiny?


One of the most often-used consultation summaries, in my experience, comes from the comments on creating our own day.

One of the most often-used consultation summaries, in my experience, comes from the comments on creating our own day. In response to the numerous uses, the following is the summary of those discussions.

I start my day by going to bed with the three most important and unresolved issues for tomorrow in my mind, and allow my subconscious to work on them overnight. When I wake up in the morning, those three issues are the first items addressed, and are usually resolved with some degree of clarity. Then, I consciously create my day the way I want it to happen. Because my mind is examining all the things that I need to get done, it takes me a little bit to settle down and get to the point where I'm actually intentionally creating my day. Here are the basic concepts of this process.

When I create my day, little things start to happen that are so unexplainable. I know that they are the process or the result of my creation. And the more I do that, the more I build a neural net in my brain that I accept it's possible. It gives me the power and the incentive to do it again the next day.

So, if we're consciously designing our destiny, and if we're consciously, from a spiritual and neural standpoint, throwing in the commitment that our thoughts can impact our reality and our life, then we can create a pact with ourselves through conscious affirmation.

In the early days of my career, I was often surprised that my mind-set controlled the ability to be able to experience these new and wondrous things, yet I had no doubt that it came from the "planning sequence." I live my life thinking about being a caring person, or about the glory and power of being a healthcare professional, or the miracle of the unconditional love of the human-animal bond.

It's called positive mental attitude (PMA), and it works, and it works wonders, especially in a practice day where there are so many variables.

National Pet Wellness Month (NPWM), sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association and Fort Dodge Animal Health has a "think twice" theme in its public-awareness program. The theme centers on the fact that animals age faster than their owners, therefore professional veterinary consultations at least twice a year is not out of the question.

Concurrently, most pet owners understand they personally need an over-40 health/wellness surveillance plan. The same rationale can easily be applied to their companion animals. This makes your mental mindset a critical aspect of capturing the hearts and minds of these clients coming through your front door.

The commitment to a new mission focus requires daily planning; especially if you embrace the emerging concept that "client-centered patient advocacy to enhance the quality and duration of an animal's life" is in the operational mission focus of our team-based healthcare delivery programs. The free AVMA in-house education kits are available just by sending an e-mail request to

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