Staying Motivated as a Healthcare Worker

“Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” – Nelson Mandela

The world took a strange turn in December 2019, and today we continue to experience changes that five years ago we never thought were possible. We care about the people who care for others. We routinely send caregivers in healthcare positions to support families and loved ones.

As a healthcare professional, you likely care for others before you think of yourself. It’s part of what makes a great caregiver. Yet, it’s vital you care for yourself first, so you have the energy, health, and strength to do what you do best.


Remember Why

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs loved what he did, and it filled a large part of his everyday activities. Our healthcare professionals also love what they do, and it shows in the care they give and the feedback our families and hospitals give us.

Mahatma Gandhi said it best when he said: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Many healthcare professionals know they get much more back from the families they serve than they give in return. Being invited into someone’s life, even for a brief time, is an honor and privilege that isn’t given lightly. You and your clients make memories that last a lifetime, and may even be told across several generations.

This is an impact you can’t measure in financial reward, time, or another tangible measuring stick. Instead … “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.”

The Lives You Touch

It may feel like you’re trudging through each day, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel – and it’s in the lives you touch and the difference you make every day. Rosalyn Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, was a staunch supporter of caregivers. She recognized:

“There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers and those who will need a caregiver.”

On busy days when there isn’t enough time to grab lunch or a glass of water, it can be a challenge to see the difference you make in other people’s lives. But, recognizing

“When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.” —Mahatma Gandhi

… is vital. It helps you remain focused and motivated to continue every day. You may be carrying a heavy load at work and at home, you have your own sorrows and regrets, but …

“It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne

What Comes Next

During this pandemic, it may be difficult to remember why and to see your impact on others. It’s a journey C.S. Lewis was familiar with. “Hardships often prepare people for an extraordinary destiny.” And, right now, the world is going through this hardship together.

Yet in every day you interact with others, there is a light and a hope that shines. It’s a spirit that lives in your touch, your smile, and your kindness to others. We don’t always have a choice in what happens each day, but we can choose our attitude and outlook – and that can make all the difference in the world.

“Too often, we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring; all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” —Leo Buscaglia


Develop Your Career – Call Anodyne!

We are passionate about helping our healthcare professionals expand and grow their careers. If you’re looking for a new job, or want to discuss the possibilities, call our professional recruiters. We love talking with you about the possibilities, and helping you achieve them!