I wanted to write this blog to share something I’ve learned with you. This is something I work on daily and I want you to do the same thing. Some time ago I felt trapped and tired in my role. Then I started working daily on this one thing and that is when the magic happened.
Trying to be a nurse on someone else’s terms gets tiring after a while. It happens to the best of us. I was at the point of leaving nursing or doing something drastic. I had the opportunity to go on some leave so I went for it. On this leave I had a chance encounter with the following quote:
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer” – Albert Camus.
Albert and I had first met when I studied The Outsider in my last year of high school. (If you have not read this then do yourself a favour!!)
Reading this quote when I felt down switched a light on in me. And I realised that it all began and ended with me. That I could change and that I shouldn’t expect everything else to change.
After that realisation, I felt so refreshed and gained so much clarity on how to love my work again. My life outside work was pretty amazing but I was letting this part of my life, which I wasn’t managing, take over the good parts.
I realized that there’s this ONE thing that made such a big difference for me when it comes to getting career clarity. And this one thing isn’t taught in our schools (well it wasn’t when I was at school!) and it certainly wasn’t taught to me when I was at university studying nursing.
Have you guessed it yet?
Yes, it is….
Without a growth mindset you allow yourself to stay small. You don’t allow your space to grow and thrive and learn and grab the best that career and life can offer you. You will see any bad shift as a knock and allow it to take a little piece of you. Growth mindset is about acknowledging how life sometimes gives you a lemon and then making that into lemonade. I fear for the people who haven’t found this little life gem yet.
Here are some of the fav ways you can start on your growth mindset journey.
●View a challenge as a learning opportunity not as a negative. Think ‘what can I learn from this’?
●Dissociate lack of improvement from failure. Someone telling you that you can’t do something doesn’t mean you never can.
Now it’s over to you my Angels.
Stop what you are doing and head over to my socials and tell me about your experience with growth mindset. Share some tips or tricks you use or which tip you are going to try this week.
Remember it is not how good you are, it is how good you want to be.