What I Learned in 2016

Ask yourself the question: WHAT DID I LEARN THIS YEAR?

You’ll ponder for a while, but there will be significant things that happened, both good and bad, some of which more than likely made an impact on your life.  I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason.  Throughout any given year we all will face challenges, adversity and our biggest fears.  There will be ups and downs.  Sometimes we may feel like we are at a status-quo or on autopilot.  But, I bet more often, the majority of us are having positive things happening in our lives, even when we don’t realize it.  I’d like to share some of the lessons I learned, my thoughts and my experiences of 2016.  I want to preface that these are in no particular order.

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Here we go: WHAT I LEARNED IN 2016!

1.) The earlier you get up, the more you accomplish in a day

2.) If you keep knocking, the door will open

3.) If you don’t ask, you won’t know and you won’t receive

4.) Time management is a must

5.) Sometimes you have to let go of the things that are weighing you down

6.) When you set goals, staying consistent is the key to reaching them

7.) You need to step out of your comfort zone to grow

8.) Someone is always watching over you and listening without you realizing it

9.) When you’re like-able and provide quality service, people see the value and will pay and drive long distances to see you

10.) God has a plan and he puts people in your life for a reason

11.) Worry less and/or not at all about what you can’t control

12.) Decluttering is very stress relieving

13.) Experiences and special moments/events are far more rewarding/important than items/stuff/materials

14.) I was reassured how I have affected/helped people and made an impact on their health by having the most returning patients and patients who referred other patients to me than other year in practice

15.) When you’re in the dumps, depressed, over-stressed, etc – family/loved ones have your back and will always support you.

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These are 15 things that really stuck out to me about 2016.  Moving forward here are some things I’d like to strive for in 2017.

1.) Be the best husband, father and friend I can be

2.) Always be “present” in the moment

3.) Spend less time on the phone

4.) Meet more people

5.) Work hard, stay driven and passionate

6.) Continue to journal(this has helped me tremendously with my growth in life and business!)

7.) Write at least one blog-post a month

8.) Continue educating people on ways to improve their health

9.) Complete the Spartan Trifecta and possibly a marathon(if weekends line-up with family schedule)

10.) Procrastinate less and do more!


Thank You for reading.  I wanted to do another post like this, as last year’s was a success and I got a lot of positive feedback.  Please share with others. I hope you reflect on 2016 and see how you can grow in 2017.  Feel free to share your reflections/growth with me via email or comment below.


Yours in Health,

Dr. G


“Self reflection is a humbling process. It’s essential to find out why you think, say and do certain things…then better yourself” ~Sonya Teclai

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