Failing As Part of a Healthy Practice

// Holly Lucille, ND, RN

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Failing As Part of a Healthy Practice

Failing. It sounds so dreadful, doesn’t it? Remember in elementary school how the grading system was based on the letters from the alphabet? A, B, C, D, skip the E…and right into F.  The big “F” standing for “FAIL”? I don’t know about you, but if I received an “F” and failed anything back then, I was delivered a punishment. I was grounded, all sugary snacks were withheld, and an early bedtime was initiated until I could bring that grade up, a simple symbol of me not failing.

 Thank goodness for perspective.
 
The game is pretty simple. The people who fail the most ultimately win. Because in order to keep failing, you’ve got to have what it takes to keep playing.Even though as a child I received negative messages for “failing,” I learned as I grew through the years and the tears that “failing” is actually valuable and a very important,  positive part of being healthy and certainly having a healthy practice. 

The game is pretty simple. The people who fail the most ultimately win. Because in order to keep failing, you’ve got to have what it takes to keep playing. If you fail “big time” and quit, never play again, you only get to fail once. But, if you are always there practicing your craft, setting up systems, growing, having your work touch the world, creating and helping, you will learn so many things. You learn the distinct difference between a great idea and one that isn’t so great. You learn that strategy is different than execution. You will learn how to see a situation more accurately and quickly. Your practice will become its best, with automation and great patient experiences. Most importantly, you will feel more comfortable practicing your craft and pushing your work out to the world. As the novelist, poet, and playwright Samuel Beckett wrote, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
 

Holly Lucille, ND, RN

Dr. Holly Lucille is a licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant, and television and radio host. She believes in the science, art, and mystery of healing and has a heartfelt passion for the individual wellness of all people. Built on this foundational belief, she uses the magnificence of multiple media platforms to truly make a difference and empower people to heal. Dr. Lucille’s private practice in Los Angeles, Healing from Within Healthcare, focuses on comprehensive naturopathic medicine and individualized care.

www.drhollylucille.com

 

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