I Am Sean Himel

I Am Sean Himel

MAY 13TH, 1994

Sean Himel

NEUROSURGERY STUDENT

Sean Himel

NEUROSURGERY RESIDENT


How would you describe yourself in 60 words?

I am a fun-loving person who enjoys a fast-paced daily schedule. One of my greatest joys is being part of a hard-working and efficient team. Being one of six siblings has probably solidified that sentiment in me. At the end of the day, I love meeting and working with people to produce socially valuable outcomes.


What do people not realize about you until they’ve known you for a while?

I love spontaneous events and trips. A majority of my life choices force me to be incredibly regimented and focused, but I love just getting up and going to new places with little planning. I think most of my fondest memories are from those times.


What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?

My love for chocolate chip cake cookies borders on a problem.


What new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

I try to guide my life by a quote of Albert Einstein’s that I stumbled across, “Strive not to be successful, but to be valuable.” While it is a slight perspective shift, it helps remind me what are the truly important things in life- relationships, family, and my moral balance.


Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

 — Dr. Martin Luther King

 


What is the book you’ve given most as a gift, and why?

Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy. It is a great study of people choosing to do the right things in incredibly difficult situations. I have only given it to people who have had exceptional judgment in tumultuous times.


What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life?

A mattress topper. I skimped on my mattress, which is a terrible idea since I spend 1/4 – 1/3 of my time on it. Sleep is a thing I used to take for granted, but I certainly do not now.


What about the Junto excites you most?

I think this a phenomenal idea to bring together a lot of diverse ideas to produce incredibly valuable outcomes.

I’m talking about society altering ideas about healthcare, education, and business. I, personally, get stuck in the bubble that is the medical community, and I know there is so much more that could come from exchanging ideas with other forward-thinking people in other disciplines.

In addition to all of the great ideas and potential good that could stem from this community, I just love meeting interesting people and this seems like a great platform to foster such an environment.

If any of my answers resonated, I’d love to hear from you. You can shoot me a note here.

Sean Himel

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