Motivating the Nurse in All of Us - page 2

We were just thinking of the different types of members we have and what motivates them to do what they do. We have retired nurses, veteran nurses, first-time nurses, nursing students, those who are interested in 'nursing',... Read More

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    Judge not, lest ye be judged; for there but for the grace of God, go I.

    Sometimes on a long night in the ER with yet another ungrateful, unwashed, inappropriate, inebriated & unwilling pt being brought in.............. I need this one.
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    "Leave people better than you found them." - I think that this idea like no other belongs to our profession.

    Another quote that contains a profound deeply encouraging message for me is:

    "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    I have lots.

    "I have gone through many difficult experiences in my life, barely squeezing around the obstacles in my way. But with those challenges came a great deal of learning. If I had to go back and do it all over again, I would not change a single thing. What I have come to learn is too valuable."
    -Marissa Angel

    "I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it."
    -Maya Angelou

    "Success is loving life and daring to live it."
    -Maya Angelou

    "If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'"
    -Ann Landers

    "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble."
    -Helen Keller
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    i had to actively search for a quote/saying, that reflects my philosophy of life, and how i have chosen to live.

    i truly live and die by the following:

    " The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

    Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people may think or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

    The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

    And so, it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes. " - Charles Swindoll -

    we really are in control.

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    This one got my through nursing school, I apologize but I don't know who originally said it;"Courage doesn't always roar. *Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day which says, I will try again tomorrow."
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    "Because Flo said so!" -The mantra of my graduating nursing class

    I like this one too:

    “Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the joy, everyday, while we are ‘just doing our jobs.’
    - Christine Belle, RN BSN

    “To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through, is to be a Nurse.” —Rawsi Williams, RN

    “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

    and some funny ones:

    “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.” —W.C. Fields
    “How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they’re giving you an enema.” —Warren Beatty
    “Always thank your nurse. Sometimes the only one between you and a hearse.” —Carrie Latet

    *Found these at*

    I also used to be part of a fb group called "Nurses: We Keep Doctors from Accidentally Killing You"
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    another one that encouraged me more than once...

    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
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    "If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger."

    I believe that was Conan the Barbarian Love that guy.
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    Praying that I can leave bedside nursing as soon as possible. I hate it, it's depressing, it make me want to crawl up in a bed and die.

    I cry on my way to work, at work, and leaving work.

    I am motived by the Lord and pray for His strength everyday.
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    More and more, I find the first line of Desiderata by Max Ehrmann popping up as a mantra when I'm at work: "Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence." There's something strangely soothing about it when forty people want my attention and every piece of equipment on the unit is alarming at the same time. )

    My all-time favorite quote, which has inspired and encouraged me through many a difficult day, comes from the movie A League of Their Own: "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great."
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