“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” -Steve Jobs
Lesson: There are many paths to becoming a doctor. If your true desire is to practice medicine, trust that your passion will take you in the direction you need to go, regardless of if you understand the path it is taking you on at that moment. Getting into to medical school, becoming a doctor – trust and believe that it will happen.
Don’t ever give up on yourself or your dreams of becoming a doctor. You may stumble, you may fall, but what matters in the end is that you get your butt back up and keep it moving.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain
Lesson: If you’re going into medicine and pursuing a career as a doctor, and it’s for all the right reasons – don’t turn back on your dreams. If this is want you want to spend your life doing, you’ll be happier doing it than not doing it. Explore your options. Dream big dreams. And discover what makes you happiest in the end.