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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)! LEARN MORE: https://www.elliekrieger.com @EllieKriegerOfficial @ellie_krieger © Dietitian Connection 11 Infuse | September 2019