1. Have clear goals.
2. Identify and don’t tolerate the problems that stand in the way of your achieving those goals.
3. Accurately diagnose the problems to get at their root causes.
4. Design plans that will get you around them.
5. Do what’s necessary to push these designs through to results.
Today we’re going to discuss step 1. HAVE CLEAR GOALS. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve spoken to over the last few years that have very little clarity around what they want. You may not know this, before someone becomes a patient at WPT, I (Cliff) personally speak with them to learn about the backstory around their issues, what their barriers to recovery are, and ask them what they’re specifically wanting to achieve with Physical Therapy. I’ve heard from so many folks that say something like “I just want to feel better. I want to have less pain.” This is a great start. Of course no one wants to be in pain, or be limited by a physical issue they have. BUT, it’s often what is happening downstream as a result of that pain or issue that really affects someone’s life and has them seeking help.
What’s the thing you’re after? Get CRYSTAL CLEAR so you know how to aim, and you can be sure you’ll either hit the target and aim for the next thing, or re-adjust the scope learn from your misses so you can try again!