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19. The Long Game...

Colin Campbell
by Colin Campbell on 09/01/18 18:00



19. The Long Game – published 08.05.2013

This is certainly in the category of ‘philosophy blogs’. These are designed to remind me that there are too many people both in my profession and society that just think things should come to them without any work, effort or insight.

I keep telling people that success is measured in decades and the way that I believe you get to success consists partly of the recipe listed below.


Dentistry continues to change dramatically almost every day, it is time to decide.

The long game involves:

Investing in yourself heavily

Investing in your team heavily

Investing in your premises and facilities heavily

Trying your best to master your subject

Treating patients with integrity, dignity and honesty

Being frightened most of the time that it won’t work


The short game consists of:

Getting as much as you can as quickly as you can

Disregarding the needs, wishes or interests of your patients

Working on a ‘the world owes me a living’ mindset

Having no concern for quality

Having no professional pride


It is time to choose...



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