Every decision is a "yes" or a "no" in regards to the future you long for. Being an essentialist is about making choices that guide you towards your ultimate YES and limit those NO distractions. For a long time I taught my medical students about the wisdom of creating our futures with an essentialist focus and one day one of my quite perceptive students said: "But Dr. Cain... you teach, see patients, own a supplement company, are writing a book,redesigning the mental health curriculum at SCNM and running the brown bag mentorship program... are you being an essentialist yourself?" Boy did his words hit a note with me. He was totally right. I was spread so thin I didn't have the bandwidth to focus on the future that set my soul on fire. I was so caught up in the day to day projects I was involved in. All meaningful, but they did not all point to my essentialist mission. So I made some huge changes. And boy am I glad I did!! Don't get me wrong-- it is still a work in progress 😉 and so I needed this reminder today: Create your future. Start with each yes and each no and with each small step I'm moving in the right direction. 🙌🏻❤️😘🙏🏻
We are all worthy of love. You are worthy to live the life of your dreams. You are unique and your life has so much value. No one in existence is just like you, and therefore you have something to offer the world that no one else can. ▫️
When I was a kid I was told things like: "you're never going graduate high school," "you're too sensitive," "you could never be a doctor." Somehow, amazingly, I didn't listen. ▫️
I persevered and forced myself to ignore those negative voices. Sometimes it was harder than others. And they were wrong. ▫️
Not only did I graduate from high school, but I got a masters in clinical psychology, I graduated at the top of my class in medical school and I was selected for an extremely competitive medical residency. Now I have a wonderfully successful and meaningful private practice and consulting business.
Be careful who you surround yourself by. Every word is a word of love or a word of destruction. Fill your ears with life building messages. Spend time with people who honor you and build you up, with people who see your unique light.
My "sensitivity" allows me to deeply connect with people and my stubbornness propels me forward and I never stop learning. My Tribe is comprised of sacred souls who deserve to know my inner being, and who inspire me to grow.
If there are negative voices around you- use their words to motivate and inspire you. And then move on. Do not settle. ▫️
Your life is SO IMPORTANT. So don't wait. Get started living a life that makes your soul burn, today. ▫️