Today’s guest post is from Robert J. Cerfolio, MD, the James H. Estes Family Endowed Chair of Lung Cancer Research and Full Professor Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, surgical training at the Mayo Clinic and at Cornell-Sloan Kettering hospital, and has been in practice for more than 26 years. Dt. Cerfolio is the author of Super Performing at Work and at Home.
How am I going to make this work?!
No matter how well we’ve done laying the groundwork for everything to run smoothly—becoming educated, choosing the right spouse, treating others well—we all face situations that challenge us. If we can keep our cool and adhere to some basic principles, we can not only meet any challenge—we can perform with excellence.
After battling breast cancer, my cherished wife Lorraine, recently passed away. The following four principles helped me through that greatest of all challenges and many lesser ones along the way.