Life is a journey filled with ups and downs, twists and turns. I know its been a minute but GOD IS GOOD. Lots of new changes, growth, disappointments, new doors, and just a wild ride I have CHOSEN to be grateful for. From nurse practitioner school, managing a clinic, working rotations days and nights, nurturing my relationships and still having the priority to pour into myself, has been a huge learning curve. I am learning to lean into more mind over matter, live in faith and character and lean on the folks around me...
Along this path, it's easy to lose sight of our goals and dreams, and even harder to stay inspired. However, it is during these moments of uncertainty that we must find ways to reignite the flame within us. I want to explore some effective strategies to help you stay inspired along your journey in life.
Define Your Purpose: To stay inspired, it's crucial to have a clear understanding of your purpose. Take some time to reflect on what truly drives you, what brings you joy, and what you want to achieve. By defining your purpose, you create a guiding light that will keep you motivated and focused, even during challenging times. Prepping for the OR like…
Set Meaningful Goals: Setting goals that align with your purpose is essential for staying inspired. Break down your long-term goals into smaller, achievable milestones. Celebrate each milestone you reach, as it will fuel your motivation to keep going. Remember, progress, no matter how small, is still progress.
Surround Yourself with Positivity but Accountability: Surrounding yourself with positive influences is vital for staying inspired. Seek out individuals who uplift and support you, whether it's friends, family, or mentors. Engage in activities that bring you joy and expose yourself to inspiring content, such as books, podcasts, or motivational speeches. By immersing yourself in positivity, you'll find it easier to stay motivated and inspired. My family and friends don't always agree with me and I love that, as I am very open to other perspectives of viewing things.
Embrace Setbacks and Learn: Perceived failure is an inevitable part of any journey. Instead of letting it discourage you, embrace failure as an opportunity for growth. Learn from your mistakes, adjust your approach, and keep moving forward. Remember, every setback is a stepping stone towards success. When I tell you transitioning in any capacity can be a learning curve. I put in time working days and nights, in patient and outpatient, build up my experience before starting my program.... and there is still so much to learn. Don’t get discouraged, dust yourself off and try again and again and again. You will develop fruit of your labor. Exhibit A: (A girl knows her dermatology)
Pour Into You: Taking care of yourself is crucial for maintaining inspiration. Prioritize self-care activities that rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. This could include exercise, meditation, spending time in nature, or pursuing hobbies that bring you joy. When you prioritize self-care, you'll find yourself recharged and ready to face any challenges that come your way. I have made it a weekly habit to do something relaxing.
Seek Inspiration from Others: Look for inspiration in the stories and experiences of others. Read biographies or watch documentaries about individuals who have overcome obstacles and achieved greatness. Their journeys can serve as a reminder that anything is possible with determination and perseverance. Podcasts are a huge thing for me now. (the science backed ones that are unbiased....everyone and their mama got a mic now....don't get me started). Travel to a different country, take a summer intensive, go to a seminar…
Staying inspired along your journey in life is a continuous process that requires effort and dedication. By defining your purpose, setting meaningful goals, surrounding yourself with positivity, embracing failure, practicing self-care, and seeking inspiration from others, you can keep the flame of inspiration burning brightly. Remember, your journey is unique, and every step you take is an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. Stay inspired, and let your journey unfold with passion and purpose.
Lastly, make sure you got real ones around to walk in this life with…iron sharpens iron