Quote from yadis572002
I'm going to sixth semester ...I should be excited about moving forward in my career but instead I feel terribly scared. I fear the overwhelming work I'll have, the clinical practices, the exams, the projects..what's going on with me??? where's the motivation???... how you got back that inner strenght and energy we nursing students need to achieve our dream?
I don't think it's fear. I think it's dread.
...and this is the stuff that separates the men from the boys so to say...
I call this brown belt syndrome...
when I was going to TaeKwonDo school, you saw a lot of white belts walking into the dojo, all fresh, excited, pumped up, awe in their faces when they saw us black belts... we encouraged them to hang in there through yellow belt testing and green belt testing...then they started to master some skills and that got them over the next hump... but by the time they were up to brown belt... you start to see some lagging/sagging, man... By then they had realized there is nothing NOTHING that separates a black belt from a white belt except a whole lot of really hard work... in other words, perserverance.
The only way to get your inner strength is to reach down deep yourself... if it's there. This is the most grueling part of the whole journey and this is where your character will show, whatever it is.
only YOU will define what this semester becomes.