The quote in the title is from Sally Hogshead, who was a keynote speaker at a marketing conference I attended recently. Her talk was inspiring, but I had one issue with her statement.
In medicine it’s just plain false.
If you have cancer or gall bladder disease or a bad knee, you look for “better” in your doctor, not “different.” You want to be healthy, and you’d rather not be the guinea pig for a doctor with “different” ideas. Best is the only thing better than better in this circumstance.
Even so, I realized that something from Sally’s talk resonated with me – it’s been nagging at me since I returned home.
The other thing she said that keeps dancing around in my head is that we shouldn’t try to become someone we are not, we should become more of who we are. These two comments have been doing the tango in my brain because I knew they were important, but I couldn’t make the leap to medicine with them. [Read more…]