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3 Keys to Success in Life from 'The American Doctor: Dr. Salvatore Forcina (A Story of Perseverance, Determination and Grit)
Episode 26424th April 2024 • Building a Life You Love- Step into a Life & Purpose You Love • Kristin Fitch - Transformational Christian Life Coach & Wellness Coach
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Dr. Salvatore Forcina, a retired general, vascular, and trauma surgeon who served as the Chief of Surgery at two North Jersey hospitals for years and treated thousands of patients, shares his inspiring journey from humble beginnings in war-torn Italy to becoming a highly respected doctor in the US. He emphasizes the importance of perseverance, determination, and grit in achieving success. Dr. Forcina also highlights the significance of family and legacy. He encourages listeners to believe in themselves, work hard, and set goals. He shares the challenges he faced in the medical field and the importance of providing compassionate care. Dr. Forcina's memoir, 'The American Doctor,' serves as a testament to the power of resilience and the pursuit of one's dreams.


  • Believe in yourself and have the determination to work hard and achieve your goals.
  • Family and legacy are important aspects of life that provide motivation and support.
  • Set goals and have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish.
  • Compassionate care and providing hope to others can make a significant impact.
  • Resilience and the pursuit of one's dreams are key to overcoming challenges and achieving success.

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  • 00:00 Introduction: The Inspiring Journey of Dr. Salvatore Fortuna
  • 10:26 Perseverance and Grit: Overcoming Challenges in Life
  • 29:14 Believing in Yourself and Working Hard to Accomplish Your Dreams
  • 37:27 The Double-Edged Sword of Resources and Motivation
  • 46:25 Resilience and the Pursuit of Dreams: Overcoming Challenges in Life

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