Do you ever long for EASY? Yesterday I sure did when my computer was behaving badly. My lifelines – Tom and my very expensive tech company were unable to come to my rescue and subsequently I was out of the computer business for six hours.
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).
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.
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.
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.”
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.
My husband Tom likes to joke (or not) that I’m like the White Queen (in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland) who declared “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Our thoughts are powerful and intimate companions. As Norman Vincent Peale says “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
The 14th Dalai Lama wisely states “It seems that often when problems arise, our outlook becomes narrow.” This is exactly why we should be seeking viewpoints other than our own when encountering a challenging legal nurse consulting problem.
Happy Mother’s Day to all RNs and Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. What do you love most about Mother’s Day? Your husband and children preparing your favorite breakfast? Gifts that acknowledge what a great Mom you are? Or simply having a day to relax, unlike the other 364 days when you collapse into bed as limp as an overused sponge wondering, “How long can I keep up this mad pace?”