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5 Truths About Fear

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I did publish an article on fear, [Fear: What you may not know.]You may want to read that before you continue with this.


We all know how deteriorating to our health, passion and even dreams fear can be. But we may not totally be aware of some truths about it. You may want your fear to go away at once, but don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t. Fears are always at the corner and everyone does feel it.

Susan Jeffers, Ph.D shared in her book, “Feel the fear and do it anyway,” some truths about fear.

Truth 1: Fear will never go away as long as you continue to grow

As long as you continued to push out into the world, as long as you continued to stretch your capabilities, as long as you continued to take new risks in making your dreams come true, as long as you try to live your passion, you are going to experience fear.

Don’t wait till when you are no longer afraid. If you do, you would end up by playing when/then game….Time would have gone

Truth 2: The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it

My statistics tutor usually say that, there are three things you can do to your problem. One, you can face it, two you can play with it and three, you can run away from it.

The popular saying says, face your fear. That is the best thing you can do to it. If you are afraid of making friends, go out and face it. If you are afraid of speaking in front of people, go out and try it.

let’s illustrate it like this.

Do you know that a mountain far away from you is bigger and taller than when you are closer? That is how fear is. When you look at it from afar, it will look big, but the moment you move closer and face it, it begins to diminish.

Do the things you fear, and the death of fear is certain.

Truth 3: To feel better about yourself, go out and do it

The doing it comes before the feeling better about yourself. When you make something happen, not only does the fear of the situation go away, but also you get a big bonus: you do a lot toward building your self-confidence. It’s fairly predictable, however, that when you’ve finally mastered something and gotten rid of the fear, it will feel so good that you will decide that there is something else out there you want to accomplish, and—guess what! The fear begins again as you prepare to meet a new challenge.

Truth 4: You are going to experience fear whenever you are in an unfamiliar territory

Whenever you try to break new ground, make new changes, you are going into an unfamiliar territory. Your comfort zone is a territory you are familiar and comfortable with. Whenever you decide to move out, you will experience fear.

Truth 5: Pushing through fear is frightening than living with underlying fear that come from feeling of helplessness.
No matter how secure any of us feel in the little cocoon we have built for ourselves, we live, consciously or unconsciously, with the fear that the day of reckoning will eventually come.

People who refuse to take risks live with a feeling of dread that is far more severe than what they would feel if they took the risks necessary to make them less helpless—only they don’t know it!

TIPS TO CONQUER YOUR FEAR

Do you know what is keeping you in that job and relationship you don’t enjoy again? Yes, it is fear.

Below are some tips to help overcome your fear.

1. Pray about it

Whether you are religious or not, prayer has the best healing powers. Telling the MOST HIGH about your fear/problem is the best thing you can do.

2. Identify Your Fears

Know what you are afraid of. Only when identified can you face it.

3. Talk about your fear

Talking about it makes you feel relaxed. Also by sharing with people who you trust, will help a long way. That is why is it of utmost importance to surround yourself with the right set of people.

4. Read Books

Answers to our problems have been provided by those who has experienced such before us. Is it a fear of particular topic that is killing you? Take a book and read.

5. Recite Affirmations

A simple Bible verse like Psalm 23, “The lord is my Shepherd……will do a great deal. Verses like, I can do all things through Christ who strengthened me.

6. Be Positive

Think positively and act positively. You are what you think. Always think of possible ways not the other way around and stay positive.

Whenever you go out, always remember these truths about fear. Your imagination creates the fear, it is not real. Remember, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!

How have you been dealing with fear in the past? Tell us about it in the comment.

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What To Consider Before Choosing Your Nursing Job By Aghedo Princewill

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Aghedo Princewill (Descendant Of Nightingale)
“No Body makes it to the Forbes magazine list of Richest and Influential people through their savings”

Before you take up that Nursing job in the Government or private hospital, ask yourself:

– Would my vision of being an holistic change agent be given an edge if I start working in the government/Private setting?

– Would I have the luxury of time to pursue both formal and Informal Education Programme while working with the government or private setting?

– Would the environment and mindset of people working in this setting be a boost to me or detrimental to my career vision?

Ask your self these questions and critically examine whatever you are doing now and see if your dreams are been captured in your activities

The rich and impactful Nurses I know who are blazing the Trail in the areas of Advocacy, Politics, Media, Cooperate organisations, Research, and Education are not working in any private or Government establishments.

Mention 5 Nurses that you look up to in the government hospital, and I would show you 20 Nurses whom you need to be under their Mentorship.

The sole aim of this article is never to discredit any Nurse working in the Private or Government setting as they have been exceptional over the years in delivering quality health services through International best practices.

But as we all know, not everyone can function optimally in the Clinical Setting as well as NGOs and Cooperate and Media organisations. Nursing is multifaceted and has diverse areas which directly or indirectly captures our dreams and visions.

Aghedo Princewill
To all the Nurses out there who have a burning passion to be a change agent in the profession, I indulge you to think twice before taking any job offered to you as the later results of this decision usually includes:

¶ Poor career growth

¶ Little or no room to attain more formal and informal education

¶ Job dissatisfaction that in turn tempts you to leave the profession

¶ Under utilisation of your potentials which gradually leads to the death of it

¶ No accolades for most of the Job well done

¶ Wearing out and mental stress because of the poor management of manpower in these settings.

For your Dreams and Vision to get a boost as a Nurse, kindly follow some of the tips below:

1) Join an Organization or Association that captures your career Goals and Vision.

2) Involve in more volunteering Jobs as this would increase your exposure and help broaden your horizon in your scope of thinking

3) Create a Niche for yourself

4) Be Under mentorship that allow you to grow even beyond your mentor, but remember it is gradual.

5) Always remember that survival is a lifetime trail and your involvement in these activities ideally don’t cost you much even when you have a lot to gain

6) Believe In Yourself

Know today that you have all the ability to achieve your dreams. Be resourceful and never doubt your abilities. CONCIOUSLY BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

7) Work very hard and Smart in all of your pursuit.

8) READ: At least one hour daily. The result is that your mind won’t remain the same, you will begin to solve problem others cant solve.

9) Attain certification in Health and Non-Health related courses: This makes you prepared and gives you an edge when an opportunity comes forth.

10) Become an IT Savvy.

Surf the internet effortlessly and be active on most social media handles to connect with like minded individuals and get access to Quality information. Make Google your best friend.

11) Speak positively always about the profession you wish to change as this gives you the consciousness to improve lives and stay on track.

“You have to be intentional in other to be Successful as success is not a guess work or trial and error pursuit”

Aghedo Princewill

 

 

Who is Princewill Aghedo (Descendant of Nightingale)?

Aghedo Princewill Etinosa is a registered Nurse of the Federal republic of Nigeria. He is a certified America Heart association Basic Life support and advanced cardiovascular life support caregiver. He is popularly know as J2K(Descendant of Nightingale).

He is a National Executive committee member of Men in Nursing Assembly Of Nigeria and He Organised the First Men In Nursing Assembly of Nigeria National Conference in Abuja in Collaboration with The Lamp Africa And America Men in Nursing Assembly.

He Is the Editor in chief Of Health Info Corner. A social media platform with over 5000 medical personnel.

He Was Recently Appointed the News Director Of Fellow Nurses Africa. The first organisation to produce an electronic magazine for Nigeria nurses.

He is The Director Of Nursing Affairs at parcelmedico (An Agency That assist Medical professionals to secure Internship position Via Parcel Delivery to State and Federal Government Institutions Across Africa)
Connect with him on his gmail handle

Endeavor to share this article with fellow nurses on your social media handle.

 

 

 

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