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Surg Techs ~Lose Interest?~ SurgicalTechSuccess
June 09, 2008


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~Lost Interest?~

~Quick Reminders~



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Have you ever started something new and slowly lost interest?

You know, a new project, or hobby, or class, or job, or anything else that may have excited you in the beginning and then you slowly lost that initial excitement.

Well, if you're like most people, the answer to my question is yes.

You see, no matter how much the times change, technology advances, or modernization takes over, people still have the same basic emotions that drive us toward our needs.

You get hungry, you eat~

You get tired, you sleep~

You get thirsty, you drink~

You feel sad, you cry~

You feel happy, you laugh~

And the basic human emotion list goes on and on.

Ok, I know what you're probably thinking, what does this have to do with "Surgical Tech Success".

It has to do with how you feel about what you're doing. Let me explain...

Recently I've received a few emails from students who expressed the fact that, after finishing a couple of months in surgical tech school, they were starting to feel less excited and thought about dropping out.

It made me think about how common that feeling is for just about anybody starting something new.

A new education, or job, or hobby always seems to be exciting in the beginning and then the work kicks in and doubt starts to creep into one's mind.

Listen, don't doubt where you are today.

If you're a student, know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

If you an experienced tech, know that there are plenty of ways in the surgical world to rekindle that old feeling of excitement.

If you're just thinking about getting into surgical technology, know that this field has tremendous potential for career advancement, BUT it does require work.

You know something, it's easy to get disenchanted about something that once excited you.

But, when that exciting "warm & fuzzy" feeling starts to wear off, think about the potential of what you can do and where you can go in the surgical world.

If being a surgical tech didn't require a little work, then everybody would be doing it...

I thought about this little scenario to help make my point;

Remember having your first car or even buying your first new car.

How exciting was it to have a new set of wheels?

I'm sure you drove everywhere, offered all of your friends rides here and there, and never even thought about letting somebody else drive it.

Eventually over time, you started seeing your car as just a source of transportaion.

You stopped offering people rides, you didn't really have as much fun driving it, and you probably started letting other people drive it.

I know exactly how this feels because I've been through that phase plenty of times.

And the way I would rekindle that initial excitement was to give my auto a nice cleaining, wash-wax-armor all-, the works.

Well, sometimes we have to give our minds a little "clean-up" too.

Don't let the "warm - fuzzy - exciting" feelings that got you into this field lose their spark.

Take some action and think about what you can do to rekindle that flame to keep you motivated and moving forward.

If you want to succeed in surgical technology, you have to consistently challenge yourself to move forward.

Trust me, there are plenty of surgical techs out there who do just enough to get by and have no desire or inspiration to rekindle that old spark.

Don't let yourself fall into that trap.

Finish what you've started and give yourself a chance to move forward.

You never know how the next class or the next day on the job can change your thoughts and your life.

If you ever need an ear to lean on, we are here for you.

I would suggest, as I have in the past, to utilize your peers.

Talk to your classmates, educators, or co-workers about how you feel.

Trust me, everybody loses a little spark every now and then in something that initially had nothing but excitement attached to it.

That's normal and common.

But I challenge you to go above normal and common and be the super tech you truly can be.

It all starts with your thoughts and your actions...

Did you know the Surgical Tech Success Handbook really is loaded with information to motivate, inspire, and help you become the Successful Surgical Tech you can be.

There are plenty of ideas, suggestions, and tips for all levels of surgical techs to utilize for career advancement in the Surgical Tech Success Handbook.

Give yourself a boost right now and get your copy of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook today.

As always, feel free to contact me anytime, I am always here to help you in any way possible~

Until Next Time~

Your friend,

Robert Prince, CST


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~Quick Reminders~


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