Moving On...

         If you are reading this, then perhaps we are on the same page on our journey through life (or have been in the same situation.)
          Science has taught us that repeat exposure to the same stimulus or biological invasion dulls our reflexes and when a certain saturation point is reached, we gain immunity.
          Contrary to this, failing grades has always been unpalatable. It has never ceased to ignite in me feelings of regrets of what coulda, woulda, and shoulda.
          Experiences like these are God’s way of teaching us a humbling lesson. It is from these that we evolve and survive as homo sapiens - the highest form of animals.
          We may mourn for a little while, this is all but natural. Who wouldn’t? But we should always move on with a renewed vigor made wiser by our inductions and deductions. As the great Bob Marley once sang, “Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny...We’ll fight this little struggle...We gonna fight!” And if we are going to fight, we should follow the Art of War of the great strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu.
          “The great general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory and few calculations to defeat: how much more no calculation at all! It is by attention to this point that I can foresee who is likely to win or lose.”
          I’ve always believed that whatever grade I get in class is a reflection and tantamount to the effort I put into the subject. Therefore, we must persevere. Whatever we are doing now needs careful examination, discernment and improvement.
          Research says that IQ may get us the job but EQ will give us the promotion. What I’m trying to say here is and I know you are already well aware of is that thinking coupled with action and feelings equals success.
          We must plan and stick to it. We need to sacrifice now for a lifetime of success. Focus. Pray. Believe. We are going to be doctors by 2015!
          “IF you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. IF you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in the battle.”
          This we know so far: medicine is not a walk in the park. It needs time and attention, understanding and lots of memory work. By now, we also know that our effort is not paying off. Perhaps we do read our books three times and even more but have we truly, madly deeply committed it to memory? Do we fully understand the concept and interrelationship?
          Promise me we will not just read our tomes of medical scripts but we will fully understand it that even our subconscious will start dreaming it.
          I’ve always thought of my brains as muscles. It needs a regimen to obtain optimal results. There is still 80% of our brain that is left idle. We need to use that or risk Alzheimer’s.
          IF medicine is war then I say let’s get ready to rumble!!!


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