INTRODUCTION: We received a number of great PT stories and we will announce the random winner of our $200 Amazon card next week. Meanwhile, as PT Month wraps up, I’d like to focus on the future and invite you to consider and answer this important question: How do you face the one certain thing we have in front of us: change. I look forwards to your comments!
— Marilyn Pink, PT, Ph.D.
Eyes on the Future
There is a letter from Martin Van Buren to president Andrew Jackson that I keep in my wallet to remind me that things change: always have and always will (see below). Our profession is changing. Reimbursement is a stickler, more paperwork is necessary and less hands-on treatment is given. There are three ways to face the changes that comes you way:
- You can resent that which happens to you
- You can consent to that which happens to you, or
- You can invent that which happens to you
As you consider the motivations that brought you into PT –the “why”– and as you consider the work you have done so far, we’d like you to tell us how you can leverage your experience for the next phase of your career: what is your response to the inevitable change?