I woke up early yesterday and sat outside at a lake. I can not tell you the name of the lake, because I didn’t pay any attention to the road signs. I put the street address into my GPS and listened to the lady and drove. A friend had invited us to spend the night and go on their boat. She was reading a book and let me borrow it. the man with the iron tattoo by John E. Castaldo M.D and Lawrence P. Levitt, M.D.
The book was full of anecdotes from their practice. On page 145 the doctor wrote about quitting. He walked in to his advisor’s office and quit. It was his first rotation at the hospital and two of his patients had died. His supervisor said to him, ” Look, I know you can do it. Just do the very best you can. Now turn around and get back to work.”
Tomorrow I start teaching school. I will do the very best I can. Tomorrow morning I will look in the mirror and say, ” Look, I know you can do it. Just do the very best you can. Now turn around and teach.”