Remember the day that you dissected watches in your father’s store in an attempt to replace old batteries? Remember when you labeled this procedure “watch surgery,” allowing yourself to be a so-called “watch surgeon?” Watch surgery was initially a frustrating experience for you, but you gradually became an expert.
This was the day you chose to become a neurosurgeon. This was your defining moment.
Today, you feel lost in the complexity of science. You feel like you are not smart enough to entirely understand the field.
You must empower yourself, Sarah. Empower yourself so that you can uplift those around you.
You should keep in mind that when things go wrong, you are not failing. Rather, you should seek to learn how the experience affected you. Always search for the positive features of an unfavorable circumstance.
Science can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean you should quit.
Lastly, don’t forget to keep an open mind. Various scientific branches can offer insight on the world around you.
As Albert Einstein once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”