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    5 reasons that prevent eyeMDs from being happier

    After working with ophthalmologists across the country for over 20 years, Grande Financial Services have heard firsthand from hundreds of ophthalmologists about what stresses them out and what detracts from their happiness. We have outlined here five reasons why physicians deprive themselves of more happiness.

     

    1) Comparing oneself to another’s ‘perceived net-worth’

    Physicians have a preconceived notion that by comparing themselves to other physicians who may be better off will give themselves a state of contentment. The funny thing is that most physicians who claim they are poor when compared to another ophthalmologist could not be more wrong.

    Ophthalmologists are close in net worth and, in some instances, those physicians who worry about not having enough success have more than the average physician. We frequently hear, “If only I had twice what I have now, I’d be okay.” Then, there are some physicians who do have twice that amount saying exactly the same thing.

    These are the same ophthalmologists whose short, intermediate, and long-term goals have been met–or will be met with a high probability of success. Yet, they insist on focusing on what they don’t have. What happened to living in appreciation? What happened to acknowledging oneself for “a job well-done?”

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