Re: any frustrated medical professionals? - Posted by B.L.Renfrow
Posted by B.L.Renfrow on July 10, 2003 at 21:45:19:
I have posted before about my experience in the medical field, and while this really isn’t the proper forum for those discussions, suffice it to say I anticipate my retirement being funded by real estate, not medicine.
However, there are – at least for me – aspects of most activities which can be frustrating. Certainly that’s true of medicine, but for the moment the benefits still outweigh the frustrations, though it’s difficult to say how long that may last. I’ve spent a lot of time and money getting good at what I do in the medical profession. I’ve considered many times whether I’d be happier just concentrating on RE and giving up medicine, but thus far the answer I come up with is that more often than not I do enjoy it and I’m not ready to give it up quite yet.
But nothing is a panacea. Lord knows there are plenty of aspects of RE investing that are just as frustrating as anything I encounter in the medical field. However, the difference is that in RE, if I can figure out how to beat the frustrations and get a deal done, the reward is both financial and personal satisfaction. Dealing with the frustrations in medicine doesn’t gain me anything financially, other than keeping my job another day (and contributing to someone else’s wealth).
If I get fed up with some jerk and tell them I wouldn’t buy their house if it was the last one standing in the state of NY, they just go away. If I do that in medicine, I get fired.
It’s all about self-direction and the ultimate control of one’s own future.