In the VIP Business Development Luncheon at the CLNC® 6-Day Certification Seminar a student, Carol, shared that her cousin said to her, “How can you become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant when you’re just a pediatric nurse?” The group booed the cousin who wasn’t there, affirming that one should never pay attention to a negative naysayer. That family member who knew nothing about legal nurse consulting was hardly qualified to dispense advice on whether Carol can or cannot succeed. But Carol was almost ready to buy into that dream-crusher’s bad and mean-spirited advice.
Sometimes it’s our friends and family who encourage us the least, possibly because when we grow and change, our relationships change too. But what was more concerning to me was that she was going to let someone else get in the way of her own possibilities.
In 1982, when I first decided to start my legal nurse consulting business, I only lived in the realm of possibility – the future was unlimited and I wasn’t thinking about all the things that could go wrong. I wasn’t thinking about attorneys rejecting me or not finding a market or any of that. Maybe I was young and naïve, and I’m glad I was, because living in the realm of possibility (not impossibility) got me where I am today.
What about you? Do you live in the realm of possibility or impossibility?
I’m just asking
P.S. Comment and share which realm you live in.