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How do you keep yourself from quitting? - page 2

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  1. Visit  Jaynie_Marie profile page
    #13 2
    Growing up, quitting was NEVER an option - my parents taught me that if I started something, I needed to give it my best and work my hardest until it was completed. This is still ingrained in me today (and it is a very valuable lesson), and that is one of the biggest things that is keeping me going - no matter how hard it may get. I also look at how far I've come (completed all my prereqs and am started my ADN program in August), where I'm at now (do I really want to be a CNA for the rest of my life), and where I want to be (a CNM and/or a FNP in a medically underserved area)...and that reminds me that the path I'm on has a God-given purpose, and that when I feel discouraged, stressed, etc I can turn to God for strength. Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through God who gives me strength."
  2. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
    #14 2
    For me, it was a combination of things.

    The primary one was the desperate need for a good job.

    Secondary was not modeling quitting for my kid.

    Finally, it was just a matter of tenacity... I KNOW that I CAN do anything that other people can do.
  3. Visit  NightNerd profile page
    #15 1
    Knowing that it's time to grow up and take care of myself.
    Having a family and boyfriend who support me and whom I want to make proud.
    Realizing how much better off my family and I will be once I am an RN.
    Wanting to contribute something meaningful to other peoples' lives.
    Seeing how far I've come and comparing it to how far I thought I'd get - not very far.
    And, of course, $$$. (I'm not in it 'cause I think RNs are super-rich, but their salary sure beats my CNA one right now, lol.)
  4. Visit  PurplePRN profile page
    #16 3
    I had the most amazing clinical day today. This is what keeps you going....................
  5. Visit  springchick1 profile page
    #17 1
    I have a girl I used to work with and I tell myself over and over, "If SHE can do, I can do it!!"
  6. Visit  obloom14 profile page
    #18 3
    After being close to failing fundamentals and calling my mother in tears...I'll never forget her say this to me..."if you can't do something as nursing...then you're never going to be able to do anything else." As mean and harsh that sounded...she was completely right. If I couldn't do this then what else will I be capable of doing. On top of that my instructor had told me to give up and drop. Putting two and two together I said to myself I'm going to prove the both of you wrong. Hell...I did prove them both wrong. Im done with my BSN! To me...it's knowing I'm close to failing that makes me push myself and motivate me to do wayyyy better. Always been like that. Also...I'm the type that never gives up. Capricorn...we climb that ladder until we reach success.
  7. Visit  Skips profile page
    #19 0
    How do I keep myself from quitting? Student loans. Pride. Wanting to be a really awesome nurse just to prove it to myself. You know, the basics of motivation. ;D
  8. Visit  Skips profile page
    #20 1
    Quote from PurplePRN
    I had the most amazing clinical day today. This is what keeps you going....................

    Just when you think it sucks....it gets better. I'm happy you had a great clinical day. Those are the best.
  9. Visit  goemom profile page
    #21 0
    I'm in my early 40's, a mother of two boys ages 9 and 12 and just applied for JJC's program in the Fall. Any advice or anything you can say that'll help keep me motivated would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  10. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
    #22 3
    Quote from goemom
    I'm in my early 40's, a mother of two boys ages 9 and 12 and just applied for JJC's program in the Fall. Any advice or anything you can say that'll help keep me motivated would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
    I'm presently grossing $5,000 per week with OT... motivation enough for me.

    For the most part, I enjoy my job... and most of my colleagues and a fair number of my patients.

    I've done many different things in my life and this is the best of the lot.
  11. Visit  Stephalump profile page
    #23 0
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    I'm presently grossing $5,000 per week with OT... motivation enough for me.

    For the most part, I enjoy my job... and most of my colleagues and a fair number of my patients.

    I've done many different things in my life and this is the best of the lot.
    Consider me motivated! :-)
  12. Visit  Kaysmom8 profile page
    #24 0
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    I'm presently grossing $5,000 per week with OT... motivation enough for me.

    For the most part, I enjoy my job... and most of my colleagues and a fair number of my patients.

    I've done many different things in my life and this is the best of the lot.
    Wow whenever I get frustrated and feel like giving up ill remember the $5,000 a week. If you don't mind me asking what field of nursing are you in and how much experience do you have because that's amazing $$
  13. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
    #25 1
    I work substantial amounts of OT, and nights, and every premium holiday, to draw that cash - it's not something which I'll be able to sustain for the long term. Still, $55-$60 per hour is pretty common for experienced nurses in these parts.

    We get paid well for what we do... and we earn every penny of it.

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