- in Anxiety , Vet Med Suicide by Cari Wise
Set Up To Fail in VetMed
Have you wondered why this VetMed work-life balance thing is so dang hard?
I’ve got the answer: You were set up to fail.
Yep, you heard me, right.
Our education and our professional organizations have set us up to fail.
They haven’t meant to do it…
I’m certain they were motivated by the desire to help.
But, I think it’s had the opposite effect.
I discussed this rather passionately in a Facebook Live Event.
See, the more we talk about the veterinary profession being at the top of the suicide list as if it is an inevitable reality, and the more resources we create for the veterinary profession to use once we are already in crisis mode, the more we reinforce the belief that being at risk for suicide and experiencing crisis are inevitable consequences of this profession.
I 100% believe these discussions and resources are life-saving and needed, so don’t interpret my words otherwise.
BUT, statistical discussions and crisis-ready resources alone are not enough.
In the same way that sharing dog-bite statistics and best methods to repair dog-bite lacerations will do nothing to stop dog bites, such is the approach we are taking to address a real mental health problem in our profession.
This approach labels us as victims… helpless victims of the profession we chose.
We are doing nothing to get in front of the mental health challenges.
We are doing nothing to stop mental health crisis from happening in the first place.
We are missing the whole point.
I’m not okay with that.
What’s true is that each and every one of us has the power to choose our responses, including our emotional responses, in any given situation.
Did you know that? Did you know that in addition to being able to choose the words that come out of your mouth, you can also choose the way you feel on the inside, No Matter What?
It’s this magical growth into Emotional Adulthood that most of us don’t even know is possible until someone shares that it exists.
That’s me. I’m sharing! Listen up!
When we grow into Emotional Adulthood, our happiness isn’t influenced by things outside of ourselves… things like the nasty comments clients make, overbooked schedules, patients who don’t respond to treatment, the volume of our student loan debt, etc.
When we grow into Emotional Adulthood we believe in ourselves, we become powerful, we can handle anything that comes at us.
But here’s the thing… advancing in years on this planet does not increase our Emotional Adulthood. It takes intentional learning and effort to understand the concepts and then apply them in our own lives.
It’s work… but it opens up every opportunity!
If the life you have right now is not the life you want, you’ve got some work to do.
There are no victims in VetMed.
I’m available to help you identify what’s really holding you back, and to teach you life-alternating concepts that will serve you for the rest of your life.
I’m all in…. are you curious?
If the answer is yes, then I encourage you to check out my Free Webinar and I promise you’ll walk away with a new awareness and understanding about yourself, your life as it currently exists, and your ability to create the life you want starting right now.
You have nothing to lose… except the belief that you are destined to crummy life and a victim of your profession.
You have everything to gain… so Click Here, and let’s get to work!