One of the biggest skills to acquire is effective decision making. The best decisions in life are usually made slowly, ultimately with dedication and unwavering. Now, I am not talking here about urgent patient decisions, which of course is your best doctor skill, but mostly those required to deal with staff, run a great office, etc. An issue that comes up in consulting often is a Drs. self imposed pressure to decide on a new direction, or change in practice. And then, bad decisions get made when not rested, or when feeling stressed or challenged. This is why time away, travel etc is so very critical to growing your practice! A thriving practice must be built in your mind first! So, if this sounds familiar, take time to do something totally different, fun and happy this weekend. Then you will be amazed at what a better decision maker you become!