How do you keep yourself from quitting? - page 3

I feel like I'm working my tail off nailing jello to a wall. And I'm only in first semester.... Read More

  1. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    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.
    ^ enjoying the job makes it worthwhile...I agree with that!
  2. Visit  Red35 profile page
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    Well I don't know...I've actually thought of quitting-Friday as a matter of fact-it's not the school work or the studying that gets me....it's some of the students and some of the teachers....it's like high school all over again.
  3. Visit  edimo profile page
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    Working in a hospital while going to school motivated me; they all knew what I was in school for and there was no way I was going to drop the ball and not get through it lol

    Also, being able to provide for my family; both of my parents lost their jobs during the last economy downfall and there was no way they would be able to support themselves on such a reduced income via benefits. My income jumped $27000 gross once I finished school and completed my first full year of nursing.

    I was previously in a job that didn't have too many opportunities to move upwards. I wanted something more than just a "job" and something that offered plenty of learning opportunities and room for growth
  4. Visit  FDW630 profile page
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    Quote from aubgurl
    I have a girl I used to work with and I tell myself over and over, "If SHE can do, I can do it!!"
    Yep. Every time I want to quit I just look around my classroom and think I'm sorry, but if they can, then I SURELY can as well.
  5. Visit  Ebbi profile page
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    I think this weekend I had that "I want to quit what am I doing feeling" all because I was having test anxiety or dare I say studying for a test anxiety...but I'm a single mom of two going through a divorce...motivation. I have an undergraduate degree that has a job outlook of ziltch and can not see retiring a medical assistant...motivation. Got a 87.5 on the exam...wanted an A and was a little disappointed but there's another exam and a final...motivation. I was told by my clinical instructor that I am a perfectionist and am a little hard on myself but that's a good thing because I push myself to achieve greatness...motivation. That same instructor said she sees me as a leader in this field...motivation. The long nights of studying the sacrifices...social life 0, quality time with family down 70%, sleepless nights up 50%, generalized anxiety wayyyy up there...motivation! This can not all be in vain. I am going for the Gold!!! Motivation!! "Anything worth having is worth working hard for" and "to much is given much is expected". Quotes I live by. There are so many people who want to get to this point and it wasn't easy to get here. Why should I be the one who quits?...Motivation. I am in my first semester. Can't wait to say "I started from the bottom now I'm here!" ☺
  6. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from Red35
    Well I don't know...I've actually thought of quitting-Friday as a matter of fact-it's not the school work or the studying that gets me....it's some of the students and some of the teachers....it's like high school all over again.
    ^You'll find a percentage if people that can move past the adolescent stage of development; it's not just in nursing...it's life...*shrugs*
  7. Visit  goemom profile page
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    Quote from Red35
    Well I don't know...I've actually thought of quitting-Friday as a matter of fact-it's not the school work or the studying that gets me....it's some of the students and some of the teachers....it's like high school all over again.
    Unfortunately, those attitudes you will discover throughout your life. I'm in my forties and live in a community where sometimes I feel like we are in high school again. Initially, I tried so hard to be friends with everyone, but when I realized how easily people love to feed on gossip, I pulled away. My family is important and my closest friends. Don't fret it. Ignore the ignorant attitudes. Find a mantra, and say it to you over and over during those tough times (I've always liked: "Be who you want and say what you feel; the people that mind, don't matter and the people that matter, don't mind"). If the school or work is not getting to you, just focus on that and whatever else is important to you and you will get through it. I'm sorry that you are going through a difficult time. I hope you find the strength to do what's best for you. Good luck!
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  8. Visit  WeepingAngel profile page
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    It's worth it in the end I hated nursing school, and hated being a CNA in a nursing home, but I love being a nurse. It just takes a bit to get there, but it's a marathon, not a sprint, and if it was easy, everyone would do it!
  9. Visit  Tonks57 profile page
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    The fear of being left with debt (I go to a private school), my pride, I am NOT a quitter, the fact that I do not want to let anyone around me down, I want to prove to myself that I can do it. I honestly like school... I do not like the busy work, but I do like clinical and I love lecture. I love learning. That is what keeps me motivated. I have moments where I get scared and I want to quit, I throw a fit and then I end up doing better than I thought. Also, I want to have a baby sometime soon, and I need to be done with school by the time the first is born. That is perhaps the biggest motivator I have. Good luck, it will be worth it in the end! I know it will
  10. Visit  melizerd profile page
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    I don't quit because even when it's hard, even when I hate it I remember that I ASKED to be here. No one forced me, there are people who would give their right hand to be in nursing school right now an aren't for any number of reasons.

    I remember that this is my PASSION and my dream. Life and work are not school but the leaning curve is steep. So if I stick with it I'll look back and be glad I stuck it out.

    I'm graduating in Dec and I feel so different from a year ago already that I know it is worth it.
  11. Visit  vintagemother profile page
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    Quote from FDW630

    Yep. Every time I want to quit I just look around my classroom and think I'm sorry, but if they can, then I SURELY can as well.
    I've done this, too!
  12. Visit  Red35 profile page
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    ^You'll find a percentage if people that can move past the adolescent stage of development; it's not just in nursing...it's life...*shrugs*
    I would have to disagree.....I worked in Finance for many years...and I have never been around so many evil, ego maniacs in my life....it scares me that this is what nursing is.
  13. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from Red35

    I would have to disagree.....I worked in Finance for many years...and I have never been around so many evil, ego maniacs in my life....it scares me that this is what nursing is.
    ^You can do that...I've been enough out of the nursing bubble and have enough of a network where there are those people you described are outside of nursing. It's not solely nursing....It's in Finance, IT, Teaching, Real Estate, even in families, lol...you name a profession, I'll have a similar story. People have traits and tics that can clash with people. I've learned that the only person I can control is me.
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