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Back to basics



No point in being a brilliant runner if you can’t tie your shoelaces.

No point in being able to drive a car enormously fast around corners if you’ve forgotten where your keys are, or you can’t put them in the ignition.

No point in taking your kids to an inspirational place or on a fantastic holiday if you can’t feed them or they don’t have any clothes to wear.

Basics are boring. That’s because they’re basics, basics seem boring, that’s because they’re basics.

Washing the dishes is boring, but when you turn around the following day and don’t have anything to eat off, it seems quite fundamental.

It’s the same in our jobs.

We learn the basics once and we think we won’t forget and we move on to the exciting shiny bright objects that catch our attention and pulls away from everything else.

Very, very important to take some time to reflect back on the basics of what we do in our work and make sure that we are still good at the things that we learned a long time ago.

I am doing facial pain, local anaesthetic and human disease next week at the masterclass and ITI study club with John Gibson.

There are a billion other things that I could be doing than to be at that masterclass but like the time that I relearned anatomy from Thomas von Arx this will make me better on a day to day basis, every single time that I see a patient.

Colin Campbell
By Colin Campbell
on 14/09/19 18:00
   

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