When I was consulting to physicians and others in the healthcare industry one of my Doctor clients was in Internal Medicine. He had moved to America from an African country.
He was smart, resourceful, energetic and always had a vision of what he wanted to accomplish. We worked on a number of issues together. He was a terrific thought partner. He never saw what people would normally see as a “limitation.” He only saw unanswered points . . . for now.
My client had married a very beautiful, tall, thin, brilliant outside-the-box thinker. After working with him for a couple of years I felt like I knew he and his wife well enough to ask a very personal question.
I asked my client, “Doctor, why did you marry a woman so much taller than yourself?” He was (maybe) five feet – five inches and she was very nearly six feet tall.
He said, “DR, in my heart and mind; I see myself as a 7 foot tall. She is actually shorter than me!” [Read more…]