2016 Wrap Up

Do you believe in the power of quotes? Well, for me, yes I am.

Last year I was inspired by the famous question: When was the last time you did something for the first time!

I challenged myself every day during 2015 to answer the question and I was truly cherished with the results. I left seven years of endless learning with my ex-employer, I got 4 new professional certificates, I gave my first Project Management Professional freelance training course, I read 18 books, I enrolled into a master degree abroad and I did many other new things.

Quotes are such a big part in my life. I collect them, write them on sticky notes and cannot resist hitting the Like button whenever I see a good one in every social media platform I use.

This year, I am going to share the top 12 quotes that inspired me during 2016 which became my top 12 lessons learned during the year.

“If you haven’t impressed yourself lately with how much you can learn and adapt and contribute, then it’s time to challenge yourself with bigger goals” Brendon Burchard.

Do you have a writer that makes you feel that s/he talks to you? puts words for the things that you cannot describe? or speaks your mind? Here is mine; Brendon Burchard.

It’s never too late to decide to be more of who you really are. Bring the joy to each situation of life and you feel more like yourself. Brendon Burchard.

What is the ultimate secret to lifelong motivation? Continuing on- no matter what. Brendon Burchard.

Don’t let fear keep you quiet. You have a voice, so use it. Speak up, raise your hands, shout your answers, make yourself heard.  Whatever it takes, just find your voice. And when you do, fill the damn silence. Meredith in Grey’s Anatomy.

You can do anything that you put your mind to, there is a solution to everything that you do, never think of the problem always think of a solution. Logan Flanagan blog.

Life is happening now which is a song that was written by Chris McLeod and Joshua Silverberg and performed by Chris McLeod.

If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk. Paulo Coelho.

You don’t have to see the whole stairs; just take the first step. Martin Luther King.

By putting To -Do’s directly into your Calendar, you can consider your physical location, needed materials, and energy level. The Together Teacher Blog. This is a good trick to schedule everything directly instead of using an endless To-Do-List.

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. Saint Francis de Sales.

In VUCA [which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity], you’re making things up as you go along. We tell people not to wait for everything to be 100% perfect and don’t make the simple complex. Go with your gut and your best professional instinct. Linda Clement-Holmes, senior vice president of Global Business Services at Procter & Gamble.

If I would like to mention one thing that I have learned during my master degree in general, and my graduation project in specific, then it is the skill to “learn as you go”. The simplest cure to perfectionism, procrastination and anxiety.

Finally, the one question that changed and still changes the way I look at research, studying, exams, books and knowledge. The one that I discussed in my very first post here; what if our search for knowledge changed the world around us?

I am looking forward to a prosperous new year ahead!

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