Dr. Saad Saad is a man who commands respects wherever he goes. Currently, a retired pediatric surgeon, the renowned individual has had a prestigious 47 years career during which he achieved great things and left two medical inventions, one of them already changing the world of healthcare and the other one which will completely shake this arena.
Even though successful, it is vital to note that life hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns for the skilled pediatrician. Being a Palestinian born in Israel during the early 1940s, Dr. Saad Saad and his family were forced to leave their home behind and start life afresh in Kuwait after Israel became an official state.
Even though his father was a hardworking petroleum mechanic and strived to provide for them, the future was still bleak for Saad and his seven siblings as they lacked any form of identification since they were from a diaspora with no country. This meant that if they didn’t maximize on education, they would end up nothing but refugees in Kuwait. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Dr. Saad Saad says that his father realized this and urged him to excel in academics as this was the only way out. Even though it might seem like any typical father-son moment, during an interview with Blogwebpedia, the innovative doctor reveals that these words fueled him to become the exemplary figure we see today.
How he ended up being a pediatric surgeon
It is riveting to know that initially, Dr. Saad Saad wanted to be an engineer. He, however, shifted his gears after he fainted at a construction site due to the high temperatures in Kuwait and realized that he wasn’t tailored for outdoor labor.
Dr. Saad began his search for careers that suit him and realized that the operating room is the only place in Kuwait that was always fully air-conditioned. There and then, he set his mind to becoming the most innovative pediatric surgeon, a goal that he has not only achieved but also surpassed. Life lesson? Always go for what you want and accept nothing less. If anything, accomplish the success you want and more.
It is nevertheless important to note that even though you may want to achieve something, without the right habits, you can never get to it. In other words, you have to develop a habit that will steer you to accomplishing your goal.
The same case applies in Dr. Saad’s success. He reveals that to stay in line and remain productive throughout his career, he developed the habit of maximizing on today instead of waiting for tomorrow to achieve something he could in the present.
This habit he says not only enabled him to turn his goals into reality but also made him time efficient throughout his career.
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