When Pigs Fly Doesn’t Matter To Your Success in Medical Coding

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** This post was reviewed and updated on October 29, 2023. **

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

Success Is All About Failing

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 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 could not get into it. I started out fine but quickly lost interest when I started doing poorly. Or maybe I lost interest first. I don’t know. But I know 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 received an “A” and found I loved Algebra. Or at least I liked it a lot!

So, my point is that success is all about failing.

How to Get to Success

I 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 give up. Or at least mentally, I would give up even though I continued until the activity was completed.

I guess I 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 need to keep 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. When asked how it felt to fail 10,000 times, Edison responded, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Edison was known for his inspirational quotes, according to Inc.

So it’s all in the attitude.

If you look at failure as the endpoint 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 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 the excellent job title they are given.

But is that truly what you consider a success?

Being miserable in my job, no matter the pay or promotional title, 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! Heck, you could say I love it so much I dream about it. 🙂

So, yes, you could say medical coding is my passion and 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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