One of the joys of running ClickCareis being close to our customers’ hopes and fears. Sometimes we hear comments that inspire and invigorate. Other times, conversations are about:
“It would be nice, but…”
“I would like that, but there’s no budget for…”
“It is important, but I don’t know how I would implement it.”
They are words we might say about following a dream, or taking vacation, or sending a kid to college. I hear the same words when I ask patients to stop smoking, lose weight, or exercise.
We know that budgets are cut, health care bills come and go, technology muddles, and there are always 101 items on the to-do list. Be that as it may, my take is this: We need to think bigger. Run around more. Dream big dreams, do big things. Take control back.
Benjamin Franklin sat in the hall during the Constitutional Convention for many days and there was one chair that caught his eye. The chair had a vibrant painting of a sun just above the horizon and Mr. Franklin kept staring at it. Finally, as the Declaration was signed, Franklin spoke. He said he had stared at that painting wondering about the half-sun and whether it was rising or setting. He concluded confidently: “Now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun.”
Here at ClickCare, we too are confident the sun is rising. We are confident it’s rising because there is evidence for it. We are confident it’s rising because our experience tells us so. Mostly, we are confident it’s rising because that is the only useful way to move forward.