Glorious: possessing or deserving praise, honor, or distinction extended by common consent; synonyms of magnificent, distinguished, honored, outstanding.

Glorious is not a feeling that come all too often in my generation. Are we complainers or are we just over-achievers? Are we not there for common consent or are the expectations set too high? Are we just being millennials or the baby boomers don’t understand? Of course curing a disease or being the next Steve Jobs deserves praise and recognition, but that’s not going to be the majority of us. Feeling good should not be that hard. Find it.

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Something that really stings: knowing I could have done better but didn’t, especially when I was just distracted or trying to get it done. 

So the goal I have been working on for last month or so: make that few minutes of interaction with the patient my centre of universe. It’s all I care about, it’s all I have to be accountable for, it’s where all my energy goes. 

I’m sure today’s prompt sting can be interpreted in so many other ways:

Get it done.

Still getting used to going back to work after having 1 week off, the energy and mental resources is just not there at the end of the day to blog. Given it doesn’t take long, I should just do it to get it off my mind, and perhaps start the flow to start doing actual productive things. GTD #1, if the task takes less than 5 minutes, just get it done and not add it to the to do list.

Prompts I wanted to write a post and put off forever, but luckily related so I can just bunch it all together to now: Elevate (Sept 5), Anticipate (Sept 6), Finite (Sept 7), and Overcome (Sept 9).

We have a finite window of opportunity to make a difference or get something done on a certain thing before it just takes its own course. Despite understanding the theory and experiencing the consequence on multiple occasions, I am still the worse for this as I continue to continuously procrastinate on the important things. Prime example would be trying to focus on getting school done, when work is less crazy, when I have more time, when I work less. When and ifs are obviously not happening, so it’s time to make it happen. I need to anticipate the situations better, prepare myself to elevate above the circumstances, and overcome the obstacles. Otherwise, nothing will ever get done.

So short tasks, just get it done. Long tasks, find a way, do it, and get it done.


A Chinese quote from a Taiwanese marathon runner that recently stuck in my head: 心沒有放棄,身體就會跟隨 (if your heart hasn’t given up, your body will naturally follow). 

Just don’t give up and you’ll keep going. Continue is that easy. 

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Learning is fun.

Working on the CPhA labs value course. I could be done long ago, but I’m taken my time to truly make sure I got it and reconcile all the information together. Real learning.

It’s been a good experience so far. It is comparatively easy to my MBA school courses because it’s black and white facts. It just takes time and effort. Of course, the application of it is more clinical judgement, but the studying is not abstract like leadership.

It’s been fun also when I’m able to recall and integrate bits and pieces of it during work. It’s true the scope of practice isn’t there for us to order labs or receive results directly, but I have already recommend patients lab test frequency for a pregnant lady with hypothyroidism or understand what the nurse practitioner was saying for a normal MCV with iron deficiency anemia. Nothing in the current scope deters patients from sharing their charts with pharmacists if the therapeutic relationship is there, so someone gave me a copy of her annual review with her physician to me, with her current A1C, SrCr, BMI, HDL/LDL, and such.

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” This course, that’s the preparation. There are some opportunities out there. We don’t need the world to make a difference, so make the best of what’s available and the world will open up. And then success!


Inspired, keep going.

Went to a going away dinner today. Every time I connect with this group of people, I am reminded how far away I am from being who I want to become. They are my inspiration, aspiration, goals and role models. It’s Monday again, time to work hard!