Perhaps you have always liked the idea of doing locum tenens. The practice alternative would enable you to travel to different places and meet new people. It also could give you a fresh perspective and the chance to make a real difference in underserved communities throughout the United States.
Maybe you added “working locum tenens” to your bucket list as something to pursue before you retire. Or maybe you are putting it off until you feel more prepared to switch gears and make a change. Then again, you may want to do it now but are reluctant to leave your first post-residency position less than a year into it.
Whatever the reason, with all of life’s moving parts, it is easy to stick with the tried and true and put your dreams to the side. But with reflection and a little encouragement, you can remind yourself why you want to practice locum tenens and focus on what you need to do to make it happen. For added incentive to leave your comfort zone and blaze a new trail, check out these inspirational quotes:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
“He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett
“A year from now, you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
“The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing.’” – Daniel J. Boorstin
“To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time.’” – Unknown
“You rarely achieve finality. If you did, life would be over, but as you strive new visions open before you, new possibilities for the satisfaction of living.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.” – Charles Horton Cooley
“The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.” – Amelia E. Barr
“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“To become comfortable with uncertainty is one of the primary goals in the training of a physician.” – Sherwin B. Nuland
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharal Nehru
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
“I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali
“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” —Freya Stark
“When in doubt, choose change.” – Lily Leung
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