A nurse’s calling is our vocation and it is not for everyone. We all have our unique interests and talents in life. No matter what career we have, we feel compelled to do our best- to contribute in some way to make the world a better place. We have to ask ourselves, “What benefit there is there to be in the field we are in? Are we happy to do what we do? Or, or do we just keep going to collect a paycheck?”
Nurses need to be strong inside and out. We must to be able to smile no matter how we are being treated. With the ACA passed and customer satisfaction survey results now published and freely available on the Internet, Healthcare Providers are under unprecedented pressure to perform. Nurses are expected to give 200% service to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. We have to be detail oriented and respond quickly when the need arises. It’s so stressful, but we radiate what we feel inside. It shows on our face and we may not even realize it. We are human like every single one of us, we are not perfect yet we can make a difference by continuing to move forward in gratitude even we have the most chaotic day or night- even when everyone around us are all are finding faults and complaining instead of helping to make it better. The greatest lesson to remember is to take ownership of the responsibility and never blame anyone else for the failures.
Nothing is better or worse than anything. Nothing is nothing if we believe that to be. We need to accept the life we have and move onward. Be content. Ask for forgiveness and seek understanding if you may have wronged somebody. Strive to do more to help, even when you don’t have enough. For those who gave of themselves to help you, be sincerely grateful for that gift. It’s rare you know. What we share and have accomplished is the result of our thoughts and full-throttle effort. Be happy and dream big; nothing can define you but you.
A nurse’s goal is to uplift the people that can’t do things for themselves and help them understand the benefits of being healthy. Our service, big or small, can never be wasted if rendered with integrity and genuine care. This is true in every service, relationship, goal and dream.