Thursday Tips #9 by Doctors and Medical Students


On Monday, we had put up a Monday Motivation quote by Dr Roger Bannister – “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” Based on this, we put up a story on Instagram asking people about their motivation drivers when the efforts get painful and promised to feature the first 5 responses!

  • Have faith that it will get better

Faith is one of the biggest drivers of motivation. If you have confidence in yourself, you can get past any problem, however difficult it is. In the present moment, things may not be working out for you. But you should know that it is only a matter of time until it gets better. This belief will keep you going, and eventually, your efforts will pay off.

– Dr Nikhita Gune

  • Remind yourself of the purpose; Acknowledge your progress

It is definitely hard to be consistent throughout the process. Whenever you feel like giving up and start questioning the point of your efforts, do two things. Go back to where you started and remind yourself of the purpose of doing it. Then, come back to the present and appreciate your progress so far.

– Dr Sachi Pandya

  • Remember that winners endure till the end

Lack of motivation is one of the main reasons people quit mid-way. Everyone has the potential to achieve whatever they want. As Walt Disney said – if you can dream it, you can do it. When life kicks you down, you have two choices – accept defeat & let your dreams perish or fight back & be a winner, enduring till you achieve them.

– Sankalp Bhandari

  • Have an undying passion

Passion does not allow you to sleep peacefully. It makes you jump out of your bed to achieve your goals. Passion means focus, interest, consistency and hard work that does not fade away no matter what struggles come in the way. Being a medico, the passion of becoming a successful doctor never diminished since childhood, even though the efforts became stressful. Passion keeps the ball rolling.

– Dr Trazo

  • Involve your close ones

The moment we are out of our comfort zone, the efforts get painful. But, we all know ‘no pain, no gain’. Pain helps us grow, but pain can also demotivate us at times. At such times, having a support system around us truly helps. Sharing our struggles with our close ones is much better than bottling it up and trying to deal with it all alone. Many times, just knowing that you have support is enough to keep you going.

– Ankita Aggarwal

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