Optimism for 2014


Unconventional Nurse - Optimism for 2014

It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible.” – Nicholas Sparks

Today was my daughter’s first day back to school and my first day back to pre-Holiday routines.  I’m back in the swing of things and feeling very optimistic about the future.  One of the biggest accomplishments for me this past year was my book getting published and having so many nurses give me such positive feedback!  I was truly touched by the heart felt comments and am grateful that my book resonated with so many nurses.  My coaching programs have been well received and I have really enjoyed getting to work with people on a one-on-one basis.  All of these things were once a dream that I had a few years ago, of taking my business expertise and turning it specifically towards serving nurses.  I love seeing how a plan comes together and it is one of my very favorite things to help nurses develop strategic and business plans. Another one of my favorite things is this writing of Christian D. Larson.  I know that “The Optimist Creed” ( included below), used to be widely publicized.  It was in many sports locker rooms and on hospital walls.  Most people that I talk to today have never read it so I wanted to put in this first blog of the new year.

The Optimist Creed

Promise yourself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past, and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.
To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

– Christian D. Larson 1912

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2 Responses to Optimism for 2014

  1. Great post, Michelle. So exciting and wonderful to hear about all of your success and accomplishments; thank you for helping the nurses! I love the creed and plan on sharing it with others- I appreciate you sharing it with us. I had not read this one before. My favorite line: “To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.” Enjoy your day.

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