“The best time to plant a tree is 20-years ago. The second best time is today.” Chinese Proverb
“The best time to study properly is at the beginning of the semester. The second best time is today.” Your Nursing Tutor Proverb
We all have regrets. Often, those regrets have to do with something we wish we would have done sooner so that we could be reaping the benefits now…like studying! In nursing school, it’s too easy to focus on what is urgent, instead of what’s important (I talk in more detail about this issue of urgent versus important in the PASS Program). It’s kind of like collecting acorns instead of planting them, where acorns are nursing facts and planting them is good study habits.
Yeah, I like corny analogies. It’s part of my charm as a tutor. Or so I tell myself whenever I create corny analogies.
In any case, it may seem urgent to grab as many acorns as possible when there are millions of them scattered all over the ground (and in your textbook). After all, you never know how many you will need! What if you plant some and they never grow? What if the squirrels get them first? What if??? And why won’t anybody even tell you how many acorns you need, anyway? Is this some sort of strange, nursing school conspiracy to make you…nuts?!?! [Read more…]