Anthony Fauci is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He is an immunologist who has made substantial contributions to research on AIDS and other immunodeficiencies.[…]
Anthony Fauci: We should ask ourselves continually, “Are we doing enough?”
I try to make that an exercise that I go through not infrequently to just step back a few yards every once in a while – every few months, every six months or so – and just analyze.
Am I doing enough? Am I doing everything I can be doing? And if not, what should I be doing? Am I doing things that are not relevant? And can I knock them off and replace them with things that are important?
I think if you continually put your own feet to the fire, you can incrementally do better and better. I don’t think that you can just make a quantum leap in your accomplishments or your contributions; but don’t settle on your laurels. Just keep thinking, “What is it that I can do more and more, and better and better?” And just the exercise itself, even if nothing comes out of it, will at least keep you on your toes.