HEART To Beat – A Cardiac Surgeon Journey
Dr. Brian Lima is a cardiac surgeon and recognized authority on advanced heart failure.
He is the Director of Heart Transplantation Surgery at Northwell Health the first and only program on Long Island.
In his book HEART to BEAT Dr. Lima describes his hard journey and we are proud to have him with us today.
Dr. Lima candidly shares, other with a wry sense of humor, how this approach enabled him to reach the pinnacle of success in all of his undertaking – whether it was building the strength and skill to become a varsity football player, becoming valedictorian of his high school class, earning a scholarship to Cornell University, or winning coveted residency opportunities as he trained to become a heart surgeon.
Heart Over Matter: You, and you alone, are responsible for how much or how little you achieve in this life. Only when you realize that you are master of your own destiny, and refuse to allow insecurities, past experiences, and fears to limit your potential, will you realize your dreams.
Heart Of War: Complacency is your biggest adversary. You must never cease working and bettering yourself-if you do, you will surely slide off the top of your game. The minute you rest on your laurels and kick your feet up, you’ve settled for defeat.