Far from being straightforward, going after a dream is a journey paved with trials and difficulties. However, anyone who has succeeded in their endeavors would know that these challenges are nothing but opportunities for growth. True enough, those who have survived tough times were able to walk away with a deeper understanding of their inner strength. Such is the case with Barbara Crump, a visionary who took it upon herself to share the valuable lessons and insights she accumulated from her experiences with go-getters across the globe. In this way, she can empower and inspire women from all walks of life to accomplish their goals and be relentless with their pursuits.
At the heart of Barbara Crump’s purpose-driven efforts is the recognition that self-doubt and fear are two of the most common deterrents in the journey toward success. As someone who has been through her fair share of ordeals, she understands how a person’s limiting beliefs can hinder them from embracing their full potential and becoming the best versions of themselves. For this reason, she addressed herself to the challenge of dedicating her passion-fueled career as a source of inspiration and motivation for aspirants and dreamers who want to get ahead and make things happen.
“I have spent my entire life wondering why fear was so prevalent in me. I am still trying to discover why,” Barbara Crump revealed. “Despite all my years spent pursuing an education, I am still learning about the things in life that can make me a better person, and I want other people to know that they should never stop learning,” she further explained.
In an effort to help individuals reach the pinnacles of their respective careers and endeavors, Barbara Crump decided to write a book that would encapsulate the values that molded her into the remarkable luminary she is today. According to the author, her book, From GED to PhD: My Journey Toward Becoming an Extraordinary Woman, is part of her personal learning process. “It is helping me to pull everything, good and bad, out of my subconscious. It is helping me to be more secure within myself, and, most importantly, as I write my story, I am learning to love myself. This is my journey,” she shared in an interview.
Proving to be unstoppable at her game, Barbara Crump intends to continue her research by implementing her model for dignity care at end-of-life care . “This issue became particularly relevant when my mother became ill. I took care of her at home with hospice, making sure she had first-rate, quality care with the family around her as this was extremely important,” she said.
Recently, Barbara Crump started a nursing scholarship for African American students at William Paterson University under the Crump Family name. “The annual scholarship shall be awarded for the purpose of empowering African American nursing students in dignity care at the end-of-life,” she declared.
Much of Barbara Crump’s realizations and insights can be attributed to her previous experiences. Her success story proves that anything is possible for those who choose to be fearless in pursuing their hopes and dreams in life.