Its been a while since I wrote something here but apparently the viewers are building up, so its a good indicator perhaps. So, Ive been up to writing a post as some sort of motivation to me and to the rest of my colleagues in the Med School. So far, Ive realized that most of us didn’t choose medicine as our first choice as most us do this as an obligation to our parents. Yeah of course, which parents dont want to have a child taking medicine isnt it?. Im no different with all of you. I’m at first eagerly wanted to pursue my dream to be a Pharmacist, but my mother wanted me to be a Doctor. So, Im here in the Med School, and its been a long journey since then.
I’m not a good role model or anything, cause I acknowledge the fact that most of you are way much better than I am, but it doesn’t mean that I couldnt share my thought isnt it? So, this is how I get through Medicine and Alhamdulillah Ive received good results in exam out of it. These are the ways that Ive been using to control the ‘burdens’ (if you may say) of being a medical student.
- Take everything as an opportunity not as a burden
- If you choose Medicine only because to fulfill an obligation to your parents like I do, then consider this. Imagine a half emptied water bottle. If I show you the bottle and ask you to describe what you see, guess what will be the answer? You will definitely say, a bottle with water. Dont you? Why wont you say a bottle with air? Cause there is still air in it isnt it? Simple, cause it is a water bottle, water is the one that makes the bottle as a WATER bottle, isnt it? So, water is the main thing here, not air. So, if you decide to see AIR instead of WATER, you will get nothing more than just an AIR, dont you? Same goes to life, if you block your heart to see what good things that you will be receiving being a medical student in the future, you will only gain nothing more than just BURDENS, STRESS, PRESSURE, DISAPPOINTMENT AND DESPAIR. Would you like to have all that? Its your decision BUT if you choose to open your heart to see countless opportunities ahead of you, you will surely be feeling contented with who you are now and work hard to be a good – no no, not a good but an excellent Doctor. Don’t take the obligation as a burden, but take it as a challenge for you to pass through. In no time, you will be an excellent Medical student and future Doctor.
- Humans are created to be unique and one of a kind. You wont find an exact individual living in two separate bodies; it wont happen. So, everyone is made to be the way they are, and we just have to accept the differences between us and appreciate people the way they are. There’s a story behind every person. There’s a reason why they’re the way they are. They aren’t just like that because they want to. Something in the past created them, and sometimes it’s impossible to fix them. So, instead of back stabbing and putting slanders on people, take a person as a whole. Like Japanese always said “Treat a person like you’re treating yourself, be fair”. Plus the fact that, when people treat you badly, repay them with good deeds. Rasullullah PBUH never taught his followers to seek for a vengeance, he taught us to be good to people regardless whether they are friends or your enemies. Do you know why? Hatred brings you to no where, but good deeds last forever. If you channel your hatred towards good deeds and love, you wont be feeling stress at all. Regardless how bad people treat you, never refuse to help them when they need you. This is what Princess Diana once said “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you”. So, if you have less hatred, you wont be feeling stress and InsyaAllah you will be happy and contented especially being a Medical student.
- I know we are here for various kind of reasons but what you are going to do after this? Have you set an aim, a vision or mission for you to fulfill after MBBS? If you don’t have an aim, believe me, you will be working aimlessly in the Med School. If you have an aim, its like you have set a destination for you to reach, so if you have your destination; the only thing left to be done is to find the best route for you to reach that particular destination. Have an aim, then it wont be hard for you to get through 5 years in Medicine.