Why Some Dentists Will Never Be Happy (Regardless of the Money they Make)

are dentists depressed?

“I can’t wait to be a dentist” – were the thoughts going through your head during dental school.

Now that you’ve been practicing for some years and have a routine, you feel like something is missing.

Sure, the money and time-off are the things people see you enjoy, but deep down you know something isn’t quite sitting right. 

So here’s the truth: you keep moving the goal post.

You set out a big, audacious goal, achieve it and move on to the next one. Without taking a moment to celebrate your achievements, you’re so busy dreaming of the next goal that you’re making your day-to-day life miserable.
The next hire…the next practice…the next anything.
This pursuit of “what’s next in my career” makes you feel like something is missing. 
And guess what? The hardest skill to master when it comes to achieving happiness is getting the goal post to stop moving. 
With rising expectations and matching results, the quest for ‘more’ is keeping you unfulfilled.
More money, more vacations, a nicer car and house – these are all external objects that’ll never lose their appeal. Every step you take towards progress pushes the goal post two steps ahead.
You’re always playing catch up and still feel like you’re falling behind.
Another culprit? Modern capitalism. You generate money, then spend that money to impress friends, family and dear I say it, maybe even your network on social media.
Social comparison is taking over your life because the world associates those with “BMWs” as people that are smart and wealthy

But there is something that I’ve come to learn that is much more valuable than the number in your bank account: FREEDOM.

The ability to do what you want, with who you want, when you want, for as long as you want. That’s the highest return on happiness that exists in the world. Total freedom.
Freedom from having to be somewhere you don’t want. Freedom to explore the world and not wait for the golden years. Freedom to hang with friends that inspire you, and say “NO” to the ones that complain about their problems.
Now let’s say you’re already happy and have a sense of freedom, but something is still missing: you don’t know who you really are.

You don’t have a strong sense of yourself.

There’s more to you than just being a dentist.

You know there is more of you inside that is screaming to come out.
There is more to you than your profession.
There is more to you than what you do Monday to Friday in your chair.
If you’d like some help discovering who you really are, fill out the form below to see how I can help.
Are you tired of letting the weeks go by and not feeling happy? I get it, and you can change this. I can help.

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