As I was passing by two nurses, I could clearly hear that it was a heated conversation. Without trying to listen in anyone could tell it was not going well. The words that stuck in my mind were the ones that placed the sting in the conversation. "Who do you think you are? Your only a _____" as she slammed the words into the face of the lesser "ranked" person. I paused expecting it to get louder but instead the reply made me smile and walk on. The nurse replied…you look at me as a rank, and just the letters behind my name. I am a person that has the same learning potential as you do to go to school. I would rather stay beneath you than ever be like you."
Every where you go there is a pecking order and ranking. It doesn't matter if it is in nursing or on the play ground. The higher rank has the most say in decisions and usually better positions but it does not mean they have the best people skills or leadership skills. I have met so many people who were "less ranked" than myself. Listening to their story, watching how they perform, amazes me in the response they get from the ones they are taking care of. I have also noticed how the "high ranking" people can make an appearance and shatter the energy level in the air with a few cut words.
Attitude is everything. A skill can be taught, groomed, and improved. Attitude comes from how we communicate with others and the response that is shown when things are not going well.
POSITIVE ATTITUDE MAKES YOU HEALTHY AND WEALTHY
Developing a positive attitude that will lead you to happiness and success:
– Choose to be happy.
– Look at the bright side of life.
– Believe in yourself
– Find reasons to smile more often.
– Have faith in yourself and in the Power of the Universe.
– Contemplate upon the futility of negative thinking and worries.
– Associate yourself with happy people.
– Read inspiring stories.
– Read inspiring quotes.
– Repeat affirmations that inspire and motivate you.
– Visualize only what you want to happen.
Angela Brooks has a passion to help people as a nurse – as nursepreneur she can change people's lives and their health. She see dreams coming true that have been pushed down for way to long. She is the founder of angelabrook.com, a company dedicated to helping empower nurses who works in the mental health field. Not just for nurses – but those that nurse others in life. She is the nurses voice, the voice for those unheard. Join the community of nurses from around the world.