Well, now that I am in the last bit of medical school without (major) exams, I have time to do what I have always loved the most. And, I guess I am just trying to learn and distract myself from whatever is bugging me. And so far, it has been working really well.
Right now, I am reading Complications by Atul Gawande.
Perhaps, if you are a medical student or geriatrician or a social worker, you have come across his more well renowned work, Being Mortal, which is really good as well.
However, I prefer this book as it highlights what has been missing in me to become a successful doctor.
Diligence is a perpetual effort.
That's the most striking sentence I have read in the book so far.
I could have achieved better marks, lost weight, had better skin and sofort if I had had sticked to whatever regime I was doing and perpetually improving it.
Basically, I am lacking diligence in my life. I am just not patient enough to keep putting effort and strive for the excellence and greatness in my life like what other doctors have done.
A lot of great figures in the past are obsessed with perfection and borderline OCD if I may say so ( no offence to people with OCD ).
Thank you Atul for making me aware of this before I fully embark on my medical career.