I continued to read this book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and let me tell you, I am only at page 67 and I have already seen a weird transformation in me. I urge you to read this book. It is worth your time!
For those, who have known me for years know my struggles in going back to school—continuing my education, finding the motivation to register myself again in school and class to pursue my dream of achieving my degree in MSN Informatics—so today, while I continued my readings, I had a small revelation and this book spoke to me and encouraged me to just do it. So I listened to my rushed inner voice and registered/applied for school for my MSN Informatics. It’s been several years since I’ve earned my nursing degree—I have several years of experience under my belt and I have had sense in me that I needed this to make myself happy, to make myself be passionate again, to see a better future? To be honest, I am just lost now when it comes to career. I feel like I am stuck with my career and life that I feel the need to elevate my chances by going back to school.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windowsSydney J. Harris
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the worldNelson Mandela
If you ever doubted yourself, like I did, and has been putting off your education for later, I encourage you don’t! Don’t listen to your pessimistic inner voice that has been telling you, “you can’t do it,” “you are a failure,” “you will never succeed,” I was a weak one and listened to those little voices. It has brought my present, future, and confidence down. I started comparing my level of education and success to other girls that I know…didn’t made me feel better.
To whom do you blame your incompetency? Others? Wrong. It is your own doing that has put yourself in that predicament. Why do we feel the need to blame others when it’s our fault that we are lacking? Because mentally, we are weak. Weak people blame others. Strong people take responsibility and courage up to the consequences and find solutions.
As my 20s quickly zoomed past me. I am feeling it. I am 26 turning 27, I’m not in a married life that I’ve envisioned when I was younger. I am not in a position where I’m satisfied with myself, career-wise. I am not happy physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
I may have those good days where I feel blessed (don’t get me wrong, I still feel blessed that I get the chance to wake up and see another day by the Lord Almighty), but deep down inside—I am rotting. I feel the empty hole in my life that’s lacking.
Reading this book has given me the courage to find my calling again. To see it through and never waste another time by putting off my passion. Take the first leap of faith and onto your passion.
Most of us get lost in the glitz and glam of having enough money to spend on outings, clothes and travels— we forget to feed our mental needs. In the end, those materialistic things will come to end and what do you have left for yourself? What if you are on your own, no money, friends and family due to life circumstances—what do you have to offer to yourself? Knowledge and skills are life long companion that will stay with you, and it is your own treasure!
Most of us stay in the status quo and forgetting our inner passions. What makes us truly happy? No, like truly immesersed on your passion and whom is truly happy? There are only a few of them, whom are working/happy with their current life. If you act happy, smile, you are lying to yourself. At the end, eventually, those “happy smile,” turn to sadness and to depression. You will feel empty and you will feel like something amiss. Then, you will look into yourself and find what has been truly been lacking in your life.
In words of Thoreau:
I learned this, at least, by experimentent; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the lift which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours meaning
For me, it meant that if you have a dream, follow through it confidently without fear, you will find something you could have not imagine in your daily life the level of success it will bring.
Hence, I am grateful I have read this book and encouraged me to pursue my dream to follow though it without fear. It showed me my inner weakness and fear which have prevented me from following my dream…the inner voice that told me I will not be successful, is gone. Soon my life would be a story of victory.
If you are thinking of taking a leap of faith to pursue an absolutely different, meaningful passion, I encourage you to do it! I hope this penned story will help you find what you’re looking for, what you’re passionate about. Let’s brave into a world unknown together~!