The job of a nurse is never easy. And if there’s one thing that 2020 has proven to us all, it’s that nurses are some of the most hard-working, selfless, and essential members of our society. Even though nurses are now getting some of the hard-earned credit they’ve always deserved, it doesn’t make the day-to-day any easier. Sometimes, it’s important to hear something that lifts you up a little and makes you feel that it’s all worth it – because it is!
Here are four motivational quotes to power you through your next shift:
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
It’s always good to think back to why you became a healthcare worker in the first place. It was to help others; it was to contribute to the greater good. Don’t forget that – you’re still making that contribution every day. Sometimes, when you get caught up in the day-to-day minutia of your job, it can be difficult to remember that you’re working toward something bigger than yourself.
“I am only one; but I am still one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” – E.E. Hale
Never underestimate the power of one individual. While you recognize that you’re part of a team and that you can’t do everything yourself, you also know that you have an essential role to play. And it’s all of those roles coming together that make the magic happen. Try to remember that your contribution matters, both individually and as part of the broader picture.
“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” – Theodore Roosevelt
It can be easy to get bogged down in the shortcomings of your job, facility, or organization. Sometimes you don’t have everything that you might need, whether you’re short on supplies or short-staffed, for example. But that’s why it’s important to keep Teddy Roosevelt’s famous quote in mind. All you can do is keep trying with the resources you have – things beyond that are out of your control. Focus on what you can change, not on what you can’t.
“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.” – Lewis Carol
At the end of the day, what makes you truly happy is helping others. Don’t seek job satisfaction in titles, hierarchies, or pleasing your boss. Seek it out in the way that you help others and make the world a better place. That’s why you do what you do!
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