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Encourage Me


Are you feeling disheartened, disappointed, discouraged? I do know what that’s like. Maybe you’re a new grad, and the excitement of graduating is fading with the grim reality of job searching. Maybe life is throwing you a curveball. Whatever the reason:

  •  If you are feeling overwhelmed,  step back. Take a breath. You can do ONE thing. And all you have to do is ONE thing. You will feel better and more in control once you have a plan. Break down your obstacles and challenges into bite size pieces. You got this!

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu


  •  If you are feeling powerless, gain some confidence with skills. Say that you are looking for a job. The person with the best cover letter, the best resume and the best interview skills will get the job. That person can be you. These are all learnable skills. You can do this.
  •  If you are feeling desperate, have faith. You were not brought this far for naught or to fail. Trust in your higher power, and believe in yourself. You have before, and you can again! Think of a past success. Every single successful person on the planet has had setbacks and dark moments. Gain some perspective.
  •  If you are feeling insecure, hang on. It may be a time of ambivalence, which is very hard to tolerate. Nothing is settled, things are up in the air, there’s no comforting routine to fall back on. It’s OK. This too, shall pass. Trust me.

Hang In ThereBest wishes,


Nurse Beth

You can also come visit me at Ask Nurse Beth career column at for all kinds of  entertaining and informative career questions and answers, and to submit your own question 🙂



About Beth Hawkes (146 Articles)
Nice to meet you! I'm a Nursing Professional Development Specialist in acute care, a writer, speaker and career columnist.

3 Comments on Encourage Me

  1. Good timing Beth!

  2. Thank you!! Just what i needed after finishing my ICU preceptorship without having taken a critical care course in nursing school!

  3. Beth_Boynton_RN_MS // November 3, 2015 at 7:13 am // Reply

    Great message, Beth! Thank you! One thing at time!

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