A CARDIAC SURGEON’S INSPIRING STORY OF SUCCESS AND OVERCOMING ADVERSITY – THE HEART WAY
Why write a book?
For years, I’ve had a progressive, inescapable sense of obligation to share my story, to share the countless invaluable lessons I learned chasing my American Dream. Having scratched and clawed every step of the way along this journey, I can assure you from firsthand experience that the greatest threat to reaching your full potential is smiling at you in the mirror. You are the key to your success, not because you’re special, but because success is earned not bestowed.
We all have shortcomings. There’s always someone more talented, or more naturally gifted. But no one can match your will you to win! Unfortunately, the path to victory usually entails pain and suffering because the full scope of your inner greatness cannot be unleashed without being pushed well beyond your comfort zone. The key is to approach life’s challenges and setbacks like our own hearts continuously strive to meet the demands of our body—unrelenting, constant effort and action even in dire circumstances. Rather than shying away from obstacles, or dwelling on our mistakes and misfortunes, we just keep methodically moving forward, onwards and upwards, without skipping a beat, focusing on what lies ahead, and hell bent on conquering what we set out to accomplish. We could affectionately refer to this strategy as “the heart way”, as I’ve outlined in this book.
At the end of the day, I truly believe that no matter what the world throws our way, we are the final arbiters of what impact that event, stressor, or circumstance will have on our lives. We get to decide to press on, regardless, the heart way, avoiding all shortcuts, always taking the high road, with eyes facing forward, affixed on the future and oblivious to the past, essentially becoming Heart to Beat!
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