Mick Jagger famously sang “You can’t always get what you want. But… sometimes you get what you need.” I’ve found that to be true, but I’ve also found there’s a corollary – we often get exactly what we put up with (sometimes over and over).
I’ve always been more interested in surrounding myself with, and studying, successful people than studying people who fail. But unfortunately, failure is noisier than success and I witness one common failure trait so often that I can’t remain quiet about it one minute more.
Francis Bacon sagely said “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” Many of us associate an opportunity with the right set of circumstances.
Just when I thought I was maxed out and operating at full capacity, the universe threw a curve ball at me. I was left with no choice but to step up to the plate and face that curve ball head on. It’s in these situations that I summon my own personal Thought for Success “If you want the impossible done give it to a woman on fire.”
This morning I struggled to get my body to the gym and easily had 10 reasons why I needed to skip my workout and stay in bed. Almost all of the reasons related to the work piled up on my credenza and some to the comfort of my pillow.
I’m often in awe of, and humbled by, the nursing knowledge and expertise of the RNs who come through the CLNC® Certification Program. I joke with Tom that if I ever have a medical crisis I hope it’s in a roomful of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants.
Certified Legal Nurse Consulting students and RNs often confuse my enthusiasm for legal nurse consulting as “Vickie’s had an easy life.” or “Vickie makes becoming a legal nurse consultant look easy.”
So often I’ll hear someone ask, “Why is that woman successful? I’m just as talented, skilled and inventive as she is, so why not me?” There’s a pretty simple reason why, but it’s not one that most people are comfortable with.
I was talking to a legal nurse consultant about her business plan. She carefully outlined her 90-day marketing plan which included contacting a list of attorney-prospects she obtained from networking and exhibiting at a legal conference.
With Independence Day this week we’ve all had an opportunity to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. While we’re all free, we don’t all enjoy the same freedoms. Here’s a thought for success: “Success equals more freedom.”