Time for Reassessment
Reassessment is something we do daily with our patients. Are we making progress toward our goals? Are our chosen techniques having the desired effects? Are we going to achieve the desired outcomes or do we need to change course? The same could be said for our careers.
Nearly a year ago, I returned to the States after obtaining a new degree with the hope that I could have a positive impact on the people in my state. I was hoping to meet new challenges and apply new skills. I have to say that I don't think I'm realizing my potential in this post. In any situation, one has to reflect on the role he had to wind up in the situation in which he finds himself.
In truth, there were some situations where I could have handled myself more diplomatically, but on the whole, it's the combination of unfortunate circumstances and corporate culture that has put the entire company in its current state. I'm not seeing a role here for myself anymore.
In the three years I worked in the National Health Service (NHS), I grew immensely. I didn't appreciate it at the time. I was too close to the situation. I found that I'm no longer in sync with the way healthcare is run here in the States. I find myself banging my head against an unyielding wall.
Now the question is, how much longer do I want to keep doing that?