As I take time to think of the many conversations I have had with healthcare executives, leaders, physicians, and professionals it makes me think of the game of bowling.
Bowling is a game that has a best. It has a limit. Being perfect means that you bowled a 300. No matter how much time, effort, and practice you put into the game, no matter how many times you try, you can never bowl more than a 300.
There are a lot of people in the world that can bowl a “perfect” game. So why anyone decides to become a professional bowler is beyond me, since many other people have the ability to do the same. To be like everyone else. Safety.
Leaders in healthcare tend to be a lot like professional bowlers. Everyone goes to grab a ball, wear a pair of shoes, find the pocket, and talk about how to best roll 10 frames of strikes.
The focus of placing effort to attain a perfect score that can be attained by anyone else that understands the rules and is willing to follow them. The attainment of reaching a predetermined end that is known to all.
There is no extraordinary in being extra ordinary.
Healthcare isn’t about 10 frames, its about the one life in front of you now.
Healthcare occurs at the N of 1.
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