Start 2019 Right – Five Quotes to Springboard Your Career

As we celebrate the longest night of the year, it’s important that we remember the light will return. If you’re needing a little help to get motivated in your career before the holidays and into the new year, here are some inspirational quotes to keep you going. Nursing is a stressful job full of ups and downs, so take a moment to relax, breathe, and repeat these words to yourself.

“I attribute my success to this; I never gave nor took any excuse.” —Florence Nightingale.

We couldn’t curate a list of our favorite healthcare-related motivational quotes without including Florence Nightingale. Her very history is the origins of the nursing professional and her story very inspirational. Describing her steadfast nature, Florence Nightingale urges us to stand our ground and perform to the best of our ability.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” —Mahatma Gandhi.

Inspirational leader Gandhi had a lot of quotations attributed to him. And service was a key aspect of his own personal philosophies. Healthcare, whether you’re behind the scenes or working directly with patients, should always be about service to others. It’s helpful to keep this in mind.

“When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.”

Without attribution, this quote really does speak to the day to day calling of the medical profession. While bad days can and will happen to anyone, it’s important to pause and take stock of why you did this in the first place. Whatever your personal reasons, you had them, so keep them close.

“Care for one…that’s love. Care for hundreds…that’s nursing.”

Another unattributed quote that still speaks to motivation in the medical, and specifically nursing, profession. Care should always be at the core of what you do. And you’re caring for so many people every day you go to work and do your job well. That’s something to be proud of.

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; that is to have succeeded.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson.

To round out our list of motivational quotes for 2019, we selected this one from Emerson, a transcendentalist poet, and abolitionist. And within his personal philosophies was this idea that success was not about what you could show for it in your life, but how your life affected others. That’s healthcare in a nutshell.

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