‘Thanks for the opportunity to bring your child to life and the trust you’ve placed in me’, he said as he gave me the most sincere hug a doctor can give a patient. My second child had just been born and I remembered that gesture and words from two years before.
We’re talking about arguably the best OB/GYN around, a guy who’s been doing this for over 35 years.
And yet, you can see he puts in the same dedication as the first day, he enjoys what he does and gives people the place they deserve.
You could say those are three of the most important elements of true success in life: passion, beginner’s mind and respect for the other person.
But there’s something else to this story: the fact that a father can come away with room in his mind and heart than just his newborn child and wife, feeling inspired by the dedication of a doctor.
So, two questions: what inspires you?
And the most important one: who do YOU inspire? Everybody can be that doctor.