Motivating the Nurse in All of Us - page 3

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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    "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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    "The sky's the limit if your heart is in it"
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    No man is an island, no man stands alone
    Each man's joy is joy to me
    Each man's grief is my own
    We need one another, so I will defend
    Each man as my brother
    Each man as my friend

    We are all part of one race, the human race. Healthcare is a a field that truly exemplifies that. There are few who will refuse to throw away pride and prejudice when that line between life and death draws close together. Caring for others in itself should motivate us to want to care even more. We may not always get the result we hope for, but our diligent care can reach beyond the patient and extend into family's friends, staff and many other people's hearts.
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    In the last few years I've discovered not all my motivators are upbeat. A job I had for about 5 years taxed my patience to the point I began to feel angry, even though my analyzing brain knew what was and wasn't a real cause for those feelings. One evening when I felt I was at the end of my rope this quote popped into my mind - it shifted my perceptions enough to allow the anger to melt away, and since I was not at work, I cried. For myself, my patients, and the whole damn world.
    The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
    Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
    It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
    The Merchant Of Venice Act 4, scene 1, 180–187

    I think of it often. It reminds me to have "mercy" for my own frailties as I attempt to dig deep and delay the impending freak-out for a while.
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    one of my motto's which motivates me is reflected on my chosen signature....
    nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending~ ee maria robinson

    our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but, we are responsible for who we become.

    in addition, i recently saw a remake of fame and it's quote became embedded in my brain which goes as follows and i quote " dream it, earn it, live it,"
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    That one is pretty close to my personal favorite; ”You don't have to be great to start, but you must start to be great” I cannot remember who said it.
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    PRIDE - Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence
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    "nobody said it would be easy, they just said it would be worth it"

    and my all time favorite~

    "What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?"
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    "Break down what needs to be done. 'I CAN DO THAT'"
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    what motivates me to do what i do?
    Money...My excellent benefits...providing for my family. Asside from that, not much.
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