As previously stated, life is a journey. If you’re willing to let life take you anywhere it wants, every road you take will get you nowhere. Visualizing your goals and creating a blueprint to achieve them will lead you to the shortest road to success.

Hopefully, this course inspires you to incorporate these strategies and your blueprint will shortly be in place. You’ll be on your way to developing successful personal and professional lives. A personal life filled with financial security and good physical and emotional health. Having a practice that is financially successful and provides the dentist, staff and patients with an enjoyable professional environment. An environment where the dentist and staff look forward to work. Where patients look forward to coming to the practice. Where the dentist has time to take off and do the things he/she really want to do. A practice that allows the dentist and staff to satisfy their emotional and financial needs.

The course began with a collection of success definitions. It concludes with a definition which is especially applicable to dentistry:


To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

-attributed to
Ralph Waldo Emerson