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"...we need to swing the bat and expect
that sometimes... we’ll miss. But we just
have to learn from it and keep swinging"
In terms of overcoming challenges, do you
have any advice for younger dietitians?
Oh for sure – I’ve faced lots of challenges. I
think first of all, we have to learn to expect
challenges. Nobody is moving forward
constantly. As dietitians we typically tend
to think in a very linear manner, especially
from an academic perspective... these are
the steps you take and this is where you
go. But real life doesn’t work like this. I
think we need to swing the bat and expect
that sometimes --often, even--we’ll miss.
But we just have to learn from it and keep
swinging – sooner or later you’ll hit one out
of the park!
I guess what I’m saying is there is no such
thing as failure, unless you stop swinging
and give up. We all feel like we’re getting
beaten at times and think we’re not good
enough. Even I’m sometimes plagued by
self-doubt and again, I know I just have to
push through it (and keep swinging)!
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