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Share Your Favorite Motivational Quote - WIN $250! Nurses Week Contest 2018

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What is your favorite motivational quote that gets you through your day as a nurse? Share it with us and you could win one of two $250 gift cards for scrubs and stethoscopes retailer medelita.com!

Your favorite motivational quote can be fun, inspirational, zany - whatever you wish! If it's good, it could win of of this contest's two grand prizes!

Don't be afraid, though, if you don't win one of the grand prizes. You can still win one of our two runner-up prize packs containing the items shown below and MUCH MORE!

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What are you waiting for? Let us know your favorite motivational quote and get that much closer to winning!

There are more contests, too...

Have fun, thanks to all of the nurses across the country and Happy National Nurses Week!!!

National Nurses Week Celebration

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UPDATED May 14 ... and the winner is...

As promised, the winners are posted below. Thanks for all of the awesome and creative entries!!! Feel free to share!

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xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

- Barack Obama

Medic/Nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in Flight, ER, Transport, ICU/Critical Care.

:angel:

Cooperate to graduate!

- There you go kids! That's the secret to success in school. I realize it's kinda sad, but it still... matters.

You may learn something different than the book says, see things that are outside your expected experience, be involved in situations that make you uncomfortable - but, trust me - now is not the time to become THAT person. Well, unless you see an act of outright MURDER. Murder is always... BAD, and you should NEVER cooperate with MURDER. :banghead:

Carry on.

:angel:

Edited by Medic/Nurse

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

Time, patience, and perseverance will accomplish all things.

cardiacfreak, ADN

Specializes in Hospice.

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.--Henry Ford

DextersDisciple, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

Never settle.

Nothing in life is for free, you have to earn it.

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 40 years experience.

The Victor

by C. W. Longenecker

If you think you are beaten, you are.

If you think you dare not, you don't.

If you like to win but think you can't,

It's almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost.

For out in the world we find

Success begins with a fellow's will.

It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are out classed, you are.

You've got to think high to rise.

You've got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win the prize.

Life's battles don't always go

To the stronger or faster man.

But sooner or later, the man who wins

Is the man who thinks he can.

(My Dad taught me this poem when I was a child - more than half a century ago!)

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 40 years experience.

The Victor

by C. W. Longenecker

If you think you are beaten, you are.

If you think you dare not, you don't ...

I have also found this poem to be attributed to Walter D. Wintle. I don't know which is the true author.

To live a successful life avoid comparing yourself to others. Instead, compare yourself to the previous YOU and strive hard to become a better YOU.

-by Anonymous

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 14 years experience.

" To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -Emerson

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 14 years experience.

I can do anything for 12 hours and a paycheck...

(One serious motivational quote, one not as serious yet equally motivating lol).

Davey Do

Has 41 years experience.

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K+MgSO4, BSN

Specializes in Surgical, quality,management. Has 12 years experience.

You are no use to anyone you are caring for if you don't take of you.

"If speaking kindly to plants helps them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to people can do."

I scrolled past this one on pintrest one day and it stuck with me, so I made it into a bulletin board in my elementary school office.

Davey Do

Has 41 years experience.

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I painted this mural at Anomaly Shopping Maul back in April 2002 called "Words of the Prophets". The mural was located across from a record shop and next to a coffee shop that used black and white as its color scheme.

Each had a quote from a song that was somewhat motivational, yet more so reminders:

"Unless you've made no mistakes in your life, be careful of stones that you throw."

-Hank Williams

"And the whole world will know this is true: Understanding solves all problems."

-Elvis

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

-John Lennon

"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds."

-Bob Marley

Elvis' quote was the most difficult to find, as his 50's Rock N Roll songs had little to offer in the way of being philosophical. When taken out of context, a line from the song "One-Sided Love Affair" fit the bill: "The whole world will know this is true: Understanding solves all problems".

However, the song went:

"Very strange, a personal robbery!

And the whole world will know this is true:

Understanding solves all problems, baby,

That's what I'm a-tellin' you!"

Avill, BSN

Specializes in School Nursing, Home Health. Has 4 years experience.

"Always be kinder than you feel"

Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery and today is a gift

bsyrn, ASN, RN

Specializes in Peds, School Nurse, clinical instructor. Has 21 years experience.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Ghandi

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