I want to talk about what I believe is my number one asset as a Physical Therapist and business owner. I believe it is in your ability to make decisions.
I always doubted myself. I was always overthinking everything. Every single decision that I was trying to make I would ask myself;
“Is this going to work out?”
“Am I going to mess this up?”
The truth is, you don’t know. Decision making is like working out and building muscle. The more decisions you make, the stronger you are going to get with it. Sometimes, it is just about taking action. The real key is to continue to make decisions and take action.
The truth is that you are going to make mistakes. I am pretty certain that I have failed more than you. But, through all of those failures, I have become much more comfortable with making decisions.
So if I went left, and should have gone right….guess what?? I will go right next time. Nothing good can happen if you don’t make a decision to go left or right… RIGHT???
So..why is this important in business and PT? In business, you have to make decisions in order to grow. Your staff wants to see you make decisions because they want to have confidence in their leader. They have seen me make wrong decisions, and they have seen me make right decisions. But here is the key…my staff is confident that no matter what, we are eventually going to get to where we want to be.
Watch the video: Making Decisions
As a Physical Therapist, I am making decisions on my patients behalf every day. There are so many physical therapists out there who struggle and doubt themselves. It unfortunately comes across to their patients. It causes patients to lose confidence in their therapist and how they will direct their care.
I am very strong in my decision making and treatment plan for my patients. I tell them what we are going to do and how we will get it completed. I am so confident with my decisions and quick to make them.. and that builds confidence and a solid rapport with my patients.
Am I always right?? Nope…far from it. And if I get it wrong, I just own up to it.
So the lesson for today is to just start making decisions. Just make them. It doesn’t matter if you are right or wrong. Just make them so you can build that muscle. This will help you in so many areas of your life. Remember, people want to see confidence. It is ok if you are wrong….just keep on doing it. You will get stronger at making decisions and not be stuck in fear.