WaltFebruary 25, 2013 at 2:31 pmReply

Im in the healthcare industry, we were required to read The Four Agreements, yet our CNO did not adhere to what was expected of us. I do know that I have choice to continue to adhere to what I read but felt this was a trap.

If I am adhering to these works then many times I am on the outside, I get frustrated and then drop what I THINK might be a gentle way of approaching the many personalities I experience in Healthcare.

What would you do.

Dr Walt

Sue Fitzmaurice SueFebruary 27, 2013 at 8:30 pmReply

Oh wow – big question! ;)) Having worked in healthcare, I’d have to say that it has the same problems of size of any other large corporation – and it is very corporate now. There is a kind of accountability, especially among the top layers of executives, that to be honest makes people compromise their own values. I found this happening to myself, and realised I was better off being out of it. It’s not a friendly environment, and the politics of health are pretty grotesque.

On the other hand, you can also choose to let go of other people’s behaviour and just consider your own. Don’t worry about them. Don’t think about them. Their journey is their own. Just do your own job and worry about your own performance. When we spend a lot of time worrying about the injustices of a system that we’re in, we stress ourselves and the situation more. So worrying doesn’t help either. It’s not always our job to highlight what’s wrong. And I say that as one who’s been a rebel of sorts most of my life, wanting to point out the injustices of a situation. To let it go is not to ignore that something is wrong – we have to be mindful of our own capacity to change something, especially in a large organisation that doesn’t change anything readily. And mindful of our own well-being.

Hope that helps. xoxo