When Pigs Fly Doesn't Matter To Your Success in Medical Coding (meme)

It’s really true! When Pigs Fly Doesn’t Matter To Your Success in Medical Coding.

What is Success in Medical Coding?

Success is all about failing until you make the impossible possible!

And that goes for success in medical coding.

We have all had self-doubt, and we have taken breaks from our studying when we probably shouldn’t have so we could spend more time with our family or friends.

And we have bombed an exam on more than one occasion. But that’s okay!

When I was in high school, I took an Algebra course. I just could not get into it. I started out fine but then quickly lost interest when I started doing poorly.

Or maybe I lost interest first. I don’t know. But I do know that I was not putting forth the effort I should have. I was more interested in what was happening after school than how to solve 2(3 + 8).  

As you might guess, I failed the course and had to retake it.

The second time around, I aced it. Why? Because I decided that I better buckle down and do my homework if I was going to get through the course.

Also, I knew I would be in even bigger trouble if I failed it again. My parents were already upset with me, and I had always done well in school other than that.

Anyway, this time I not only received an “A” but I found I loved Algebra. Or at least liked it a lot!

How to Get to Success

I also learned the importance of doing the right things, in the right order, at the right time. In medical coding, these steps are crucial.

I used to think if I tried something and couldn’t do it or couldn’t do it well, I would just give up. Or at least mentally I would give up even though I continued until the activity was completed.

I guess I just thought, “It wasn’t meant to be” or “I can’t be good at everything.”  

Hogwash! I have since realized that if I want something bad enough, I will keep going until I succeed and do it not just well, but great!!

And you can too!

Whatever it is — medical coding or anything else — you just need to keep on working at it.

Failure is all part of it. You keep making mistakes.

Success and Attitude

The difference between success and failure is in the attitude.

For example, Thomas Edison was once asked about his light bulb invention. The question asked of him was, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison’s response was, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

So it’s all in the attitude.

If you look at failure as the end point and the time to give up, you will never succeed.

However, if you look at failure as a process to grow and improve, as a stepping stone to success, you will definitely succeed.

Measuring Success

When we talk about career success, what comes to mind? Some people measure success by the amount of money they make, or that wonderful job title they are given.

But is that truly what you consider a success?

Being miserable in your job, no matter what the pay or promotional title, just doesn’t give me that sense of fulfillment.

I get it that a paycheck is important to everyone. After all, we all need to put food on the table, and we may even like fancy cars and clothes.

However you define success is an individual thing.  

What makes me happy is being able to do what I love! And I love medical coding and healthcare, and I love helping others! You could say medical coding is my passion, my professional calling. And it might be yours too.

And yes, I will make many mistakes along the way, but that’s okay. Because I love it and I won’t stop. That’s my kind of success.     

Don’t Give Up

Whatever you consider success, keep at it. Don’t ever give up, whatever the obstacles. They will always be there. Just keep stepping over them.

Because when you fly, none of those failures matter.

Spread your wings and soar!


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