As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, Are You the Captain of Your Soul?

Tom and I saw the movie Invictus weeks ago and I’m still moved by the final words of the poem that the character, Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman), said kept him going. The poem, Invictus by William Ernest Henley, consists of just sixteen lines – but it’s the last two which captivate me most.

In closing the poem, Henley states in just 14 powerful words:

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

When things are spinning around me here at the Institute, seminar scheduling, new product development, different departments working on software upgrades, process development, marketing, managing the staff and all the other issues involved in running my legal nurse consulting education company, and I’m just about ready to pull out my hair and shout “ENOUGH ALREADY!” I think of those 14 words –

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul,

and I step back into a state of calm. I’m sure that in your own legal nurse consulting businesses and in your busy lives, you must also feel, at times, that things are spinning just a little faster than you like. Mario Andretti famously said “If things seem under control, you just aren’t going fast enough.” Like Mario I like to go really fast. But I also like being reminded that no matter how fast things are moving, we are the masters of our fate and the captains of our souls.

Life is meant to be lived to its fullest and sometimes that means spinning out of control. Life is also meant to be good even when we are spinning out of control. It’s in those times that these words mean the most to me. Together, lets be captains.

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*The opinions and statements made by Vickie Milazzo, the founder of Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. are based on her experiences and expertise, should not be applied beyond the specific context provided, and do not guaranty or project actual results. Vickie Milazzo is no longer involved in the operations or management of the business, but is involved as an independent education consultant.

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