DAY 110 – Diagnose Before Prescribing
I am practicing fully diagnosing things in my life before prescribing. So, I spend more time watching and listening than reacting. I remember certain situations that I have misread and pray that I have learned from the adverse outcomes. In typical male fashion I was guilty of wanting to jump in and help when others brought their problems to me. In office and in personal life, this was true. But there was one time when I was stopped and told “hey, I only needed you to listen! I got this!” Just like that, I realized that I had diagnosed what was needed and applied a fix based on my personal experiences rather than simply listen. If I would have fully listened and waiting, I would have learned that the problem was already being worked out. People make this error with their health too. I had to tell my son to stop going on webMD. By the time he got to me, he would have some rare condition that called for immediate hospitalization and then we find that he simply had an upset stomach from eating too many sweets. So even though it can be a struggle at times, I practice diagnosing before prescribing.
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