You Can Do This!

Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you become the person who can. What’s up guys? Jon Haws, RN, founder of interest and g, and that is one of my favorite new quotes. There’s a mountain climber by the name of Alex handled. Maybe you’ve seen the documentary from National Geographic, but this Alex handled, he’s a free solo climber. What that means is he climbs mountains. He climbs rock surfaces without any ropes, and he’s had the goal of climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The most complicated granite rock surface, uh, for climbers without any ropes for about a decade is something that never been done.


But over the last 10 years, he spent every moment, sacrificed everything in his life to prepare to climb that surface. In fact, he’s climbed the other difficult surfaces around the world, the other difficult mountains around the world without any ropes. He’s climbed El Capitan multiple, multiple dozens of times with ropes mapping every surface, understanding every groove, understanding every ledge. And he’s even lived in a van part at the base of El Capitan, dreaming of planning for and preparing for the moment that he would climb the surface without any ropes. And last year he actually accomplished this goal. After a decade of preparing and planning, he accomplished this goal of climbing this surface with no ropes. And he did it in an and just about just over three hours, which is a record time. Even for someone who has robes, the set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you become the person who can. This goal can be different for everybody. And I want you guys to set this goal for yourself. For some of you, view might be passing clicks. For some of you might be a, or become a nurse manager. Become CRM a,

but set that goal that forces you to grow, that forces you out of your comfort zone and forces you to become someone

who can reach new heights and reach new goals. Don’t waste your time setting goals that are too easy to achieve. Set a goal so big that you must change, you must reach. And you must grow. We just wrapped up NRSNG live 2019 and what interests in July of as, it’s our annual conference where we bring in nursing students and nurses from around the country around the world to about the current state of nursing, to talk about confidence and test taking and pharmacology and all different kinds of things. Uh, nursing related. And this year we had about 200 students arrive. We also had a special guest speaker, Brad Bass, nurse Bess. You might know him from Youtube. The overarching theme that I got and as I spoke to students and as I listen to their struggles and as I heard them tell their stories,

was that you can do this, you can do this. We’re all facing struggles. We’re all facing challenges. Many of us keep our challenges private. We don’t share them. But as I heard students, as I heard nurse Bass, as I shared my story, I realized that we’re all going through these difficult moments. We’re all going through these difficult times, whether it’s financial struggles, whether it’s family struggles, whether it’s mental struggles, depression, suicidal thoughts, whether it’s other external things, deaths in families, trauma. Everyone has their struggles, and that doesn’t mean that yours aren’t difficult or yours aren’t hard to deal with, but I want you to know that no matter what you’re struggling with right now, there’s someone else struggling with something just as difficult, and you can do this. Someone has done what you’re doing now with the same struggles and they’ve achieved the goals that you’re trying to achieve. We’re not superhuman. Those of us who’ve got our Ahrens, those of us who have passed in clicks, those of us who have got jobs in ICU, we’re not super human.


we’re not special in any way.

We’re just like you and you can do this as well. Please have confidence in yourself. Set this goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow and until you change and realize that you’re not alone. Be Willing to accept that you can do this and trust in yourself and have the faith in yourself to reach that goal. In our, since July, this is my favorite day of the year, meeting all these students and seeing how this interest in g family’s growing, watching the excitement as we get to meet each other and hang out in person. You know, we have the Facebook group, we have the website, we have the podcast, we have all these different ways of commuting, communicating digitally, but when we actually get to meet in person, it’s a very special moment. I love taking pictures with you guys when you show up. I love sharing my story with you guys.

I love hearing your story. I love just sharing that moment. It’s exhausting. It’s tiring. It was a long day. There were so many speakers, was so much content, there were so many emotions, but I love it. I love it so much and I’m actually quite a bit of an introvert. Um, but being with you guys and sharing and feeling that energy is so incredible. In fact, we’ve already started planning for Nrsng live 2020 if you guys have any interest in coming to that, we’ve got the tickets now. They’re like 80% off. I’m over it in our and we’re hoping to have the conference even bigger. We had about a hundred people show up the first year. We had about 200 this year and we’re hoping to have 500 next year. We want to make this the most beneficial day, the most beneficial two days of your life. We’re planning on doing it for two days next year and I want it to be the most educational, the most informative, and the most motivational.

Two days of your entire nursing journey. You guys, we love you. We want you to succeed. Everything we do here is to help you know and understand that you can do this. Whatever your goals are, you can do this even if it means that you have to change and you have to grow and you have to improve. I want you to understand that you can do this. Thank you so much for being part of this NRSNG family. This is a force. This is a behemoth, this family that we’re building with you guys. We rely on you guys so much to share in our SNG with your classmates, with your friends, with your, with your teachers. And I want to just sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing that. You guys mean so much to us. We love you. We want you to succeed now go out and be your best self today. Happy Nursing.

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