What is the Key to Professional Success?

As a healthcare professional, you spend your time helping others and doing your best to make an impact on others. Finding professional success as a healthcare provider happens when you have a few foundational traits, especially perseverance, compassion, optimism, and continuous motivation and willingness to learn. 

If you want to find true professional success, you have to focus on developing these traits. These core traits really shape your resilience and your professional ethics, as well as your ability to overcome challenges and achieve the things you desire. 

Today, I’m talking about why I believe that perseverance is absolutely the most important trait you need to find professional success as a healthcare provider. 

What is Perseverance?

Before we get started, let’s talk about what perseverance even is. Perseverance means making a consistent effort toward achieving a goal, even when obstacles, failures, and challenges happen along the way. 

When you persevere, you keep going and trying to make progress when others would have already given up. You have the strength and courage to face obstacles and stress with grace, focusing your energies on your long-term goal and motivation. 

Perseverance is the cornerstone of professional success in healthcare — without perseverance, you wouldn’t be where you are today. With perseverance, persistence, and determination, you develop true grit. You find yourself able to keep going even against all odds or obstacles. 

If your goal is to run a marathon, you have to get up and run every single day, despite the challenges that come with pushing yourself. It’s the same with working in the healthcare field. No matter what your profession throws at you, if you have perseverance, you’re willing (and able) to push forward and make a difference for those around you. 

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Perseverance is Crucial for Professional Success in the Healthcare Field

There are days in our field when we feel amazing, successful, and proud of the work we accomplished. But healthcare isn’t easy. On other days, everything feels wrong. We question why we chose this career. We wonder whether we’re good enough or smart enough. We doubt our ability to overcome whatever obstacles are being thrown our way or solve a tough problem with one of our patients. 

On those challenging days, perseverance is that core thrum of energy that keeps you going. Perseverance helps you overcome a devastating sense of self-doubt, and it keeps you from giving up. When we choose to persevere, we choose the path that’s true to our ultimate goal of helping others. We find strength and resolve, and we gain confidence in our ability to overcome challenges. 

To be successful, you have to consistently work hard to overcome challenges and obstacles, and when others choose to give up, you have to make a commitment to keep going. Those who persevere are tough, and they understand wholeheartedly that the work they are doing is worth pursuing. Finding perseverance is what truly leads to professional success. 

What If You’re Struggling to Achieve Professional Success?

To find professional success, you clearly need to have perseverance as a core trait. But how do you feel secure in your ability to persevere no matter the circumstances? How do you keep yourself accountable when things get challenging and it’s hard to remember why you even got into the healthcare field? 

For you to develop your strength and perseverance, you need to have the long-term energy you’ll need to persevere no matter the challenges you’re facing. This means that professional success comes right back to your health.  

That’s why it’s so important for healthcare professionals to invest in themselves and prioritize their own health and wellbeing—you can’t help others when you aren’t at your best. This is where I come in! 

My 90-Day Burnout Remedy program is the perfect solution for the overworked healthcare professional who is ready to feel reignited, reenergized, and rebalanced in their life & career again. I provide individual coaching sessions via phone — I know how busy your life is, so we don’t need to add additional stress through an extra commute. With my support, you will learn how to create more “win-wins” in your life, such as better work-life balance and actually taking care of yourself as you care for others. You’ll learn how to maximize your energy and productivity without sacrificing your health (or your sanity). 


To develop professional success, it’s so important for every healthcare professional to first build a strong foundation of perseverance. When you’re struggling to persevere, you won’t be able to accomplish the things you want to, and you will reach a point of burnout quickly. Luckily, I can help you develop perseverance as a trait. 

Through individualized coaching, I can teach you the strategies you need to focus your energies on taking care of yourself while avoiding burnout and finding professional success. Let’s chat about how I can help you overcome burnout and overwhelm with my 15 years of clinical experience!