By Taroob Latef
1. Make peace
with people in your heart. This isn't school or college where you can move on to the next big thing in your life and leave them behind. These people will stay. Maybe not in form or in person but they will stay, as colleagues, as your fellowship, as your brotherhood !
2. "He who hesitates is lost".
The best things in my life happened because of the risks I took. We hear everyone eagerly telling us what to do and what not to do but sometimes when that voice in your head is too strong, following it could be the best decision you ever made. Worst comes to worst; you fail. But if you don't and worst comes to worst; you regret it for the rest of your life. And fail beats regret by a mile.
3. Be grateful.
No matter how much you dislike him/her, he/she might have done something, somehow, at some point in time, directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally for you. So before judging that other person and selling yourself to spite, remember that. Their deed might just stop you.
I cannot count the number of times I have given in to the impulse of making a sprint for it, when a patient comes up to me with a problem and I don't have a clue how to help. But the times I do stay put and try, to do something substantial or just offer a kind word, a weight lifts !
5. Grow with time.
I am going to miss snoozing my alarm, not showing up when i don't feel like it, heading off home when it pleases me but the time has come to grow up...because I am finally going to become a doctor !