"Life is not a collection of unrelated events." Jay Shetty
How big are your personal dreams? Come on, you know the ones you never disclose. The unrelenting dream you daydream about often. It can be one, it can be many, there is no limit. The ones that are so immense you doubt your personal capability to achieving them. Well, don't be scared as Nelson Mandela said, "It always seems impossible until it is done." For anyone who has read a few of my blogs, you may realize that am a firm believer in evolving and developing into our best version. This can take many forms, it can be going to the highest level within the nursing profession, re-routing to other nursing related fields or it can be a total shift from nursing and pursuing your other interests. This article is directed to the nurse who feels their calling or their desire is present elsewhere but is afraid to let go. I hope by reading this post you will become comfortable with your hidden dream and begin pursuing it. Do not be afraid, it is a good move.
The nursing profession has come a long way and we can see its ever-changing face in our daily life. Last year was the year of the nurse and well our voices were heard, probably not as we would have wanted but more people came to appreciate our role. This pandemic season prompted many of us to ask ourselves, "Is this really what I want with my life? "Once this season is over, is there more that I can do? These are very sobering questions and for most people, it was long overdue. It is unnerving but necessary Louis E Bonne once said "The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."
It is scary but it is worth a try
- “There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.”Guy Gavriel Kay
Sticking to the tried and tested route doesn't guarantee you a great result. It just gives us reassurance that at least I know it may work out. It means we are using someone's life as a reference yet, no two peoples journey is similar. Changing from one profession to another does not mean that you hate your current one. It may be an opportunity to discover hidden talents. You may discover your purpose. Be excellent at the place you are now then grow toward being excellent in your next path.
If you always listen to the negative your achievements are limited. Often people are ready to project their fears on your path. Be very discerning of this stay away from anyone quick to create doubt without understanding why. Limited mindsets reveal ignorance or arrogance. Ignorance in that we have no intellectual capacity to understand the dreams of others or arrogance in that we secretly don't wish for our colleagues to evolve as they risk achieving more than us.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Get your dream out of your mind and onto paper. How do you plan on attaining it? Create SMART goals, do your research on the desired area and put down all you gather and organise this information. If you can not do it on your own, research how best to do this. Break down all information into daily achievable targets and start working. Slowly you will see it come to pass. Stop expecting things to be handed to you or to be done for you. You are more than capable.
As I conclude, may we all continue creating our unique paths remember,
All of us need to grow continuously in our lives. If you are the same person now that you were a year ago or even a day ago, then you are not growing. Les Brown