In my personal journey, the degree to which we make assumptions about why we choose our professions, and what it means to “do the work” of healing/caring are subjects of interest these days. These topics are not something we speak about easily in this profession, and sometimes we find ourselves needing to assess, or reassess, these assumptions.
I have just begun reading a book called Turning Pro, by Steven Pressfield. He also wrote, The War of Art and Do the Work, which I have not yet read. I will be reporting back in these pages about my journey through these books and my experience of the work life of physicians in particular and health care providers in general (to the extent I have any knowledge of what it’s like for others). If you’re interested in either book, check out Steven’s website. If you have read the book(s), please add your comments as well.