What it takes and what it costs
Many people recognize the name Vince Lombardi as one of the most famous and successful football coaches of all time. Many people don’t know that Lombardi had a supreme gift for teaching and was originally a high school teacher who taught Latin, algebra, physics and chemistry.
Lombardi said this about the men who played for him, and it should apply to every professional regardless of the field.
“Every time a football player goes to ply his trade he’s got to play from the ground up – from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That’s okay. You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field in second place”.
So, what does it take to be successful in your practice and what are the costs? It takes your full involvement in your practice – with every fiber of your being. It costs you a full week of practicing – five days a week (and sometimes Saturdays), when you’d rather be out playing. But the benefits you get amount to – unlimited patient devotion – and a financial income you can be proud of.