Staying Resilient Through Your Education

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Nobody ever said health care training would be easy. What is easy is sometimes getting down on yourself and feeling overwhelmed by the workload. You grow depressed by the notion it seems as though it will never end.

All of this isn't true, of course. It will end someday, hopefully with you attaining your goal of health care training and a diploma or degree. All it takes is persistence, perseverance, and resilience. Easier said than done... but it is doable.

There's no reason health care training should ever defeat you.

But we thought we'd lend a helping hand to you, our Concorde health care students. Here are some helpful tips for staying resilient through your health care training. A lot of them are just common sense. Most involve some good, old-fashioned elbow grease... and, an undying belief in yourself.

Staying resilient through health care training

"Staying resilient and persistent through your education is about identifying your priorities and taking responsibility for your life," said Liane Pardo-Mansfield, Director of Student Affairs at Concorde's campus in Orlando, Fla. "Challenges and problems will always come up whether they are physical, emotional or financial. It's how you choose to respond to them that will make the difference."

Pardo-Mansfield said some people get hung up on the blame game and resign themselves to "cards they have been dealt." Since education does not provide the immediate gratification of meeting a basic need such as housing, food, paying a bill, etc., it gets thrown to the backburner. They go into survival mode, which might mean fleeing the very thing that could help change their future and resolve some of the challenges.

Breaking through the difficulties of health care training

Those who are resilient and persistent, however, realize that although they are not to blame for their problems, they are still responsible for the choices they make in response to those hindrances.

"They choose to not let those problems get in their way and instead of trying to make the best choices they can give their circumstances to enable them to complete their education because it is a priority in their life," Pardo-Mansfield said.

By thinking past the problems and challenges, making good, healthy choices and keeping your eyes on the ultimate goal, completing your health care training and attaining the job of your dreams is very possible. All it takes is a little persistence, perseverance, and resilience!

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