“Finished last” will always be better than “Did not finish”, which always trumps “Did not start”. (as I read somewhere)
Isn’t it incredibly simple, yet so amazing and deep? (or is it just me?)
Anyway… My point is:
Just start! Alright? I know… I know… “You may not finish”.
OKAY. I get that. That IS a possibility. But, honestly, what does THAT matter right NOW, in this very second?!
So… come on… a little less thinking and a tiny more doing.
Whatever you need to begin: start now!
And by now, I mean NOW!
Oh and sorry about the short blog post… I need to shut the computer down and read the first page of a very important, and potentially life-changing, book I have been postponing. Might never finish it. But I’ll just focus on the first page by NOW.
(How about you? Any “starting” of any kind lately?)
Olá! Hoje venho trazer-vos o sorteio de um livro… Li o “O que sabem as mulheres felizes”já há alguns anos, por sugestão de uma amiga, que é uma pessoa maravilhosa e uma Mulher Feliz ;) e hoje lembrei-me de sortear um para vós! :)
Apesar de ter achado o livro giro, com alguns conceitos que vale a pena aprender ou revisitar, gostaria de deixar claro que ele não me mudou a vida, nem vai mudar a vossa!!! Isto porque, simplesmente, NENHUM livro muda a NOSSA VIDA: somos apenas NÓS que temos o poder de ESCOLHER… e como tal, somos nós que temos que agarrar na nossa vida e escrever nela o que decidirmos! NÓS somos não apenas atores, mas também os AUTORES das nossas vidas :) (tal como falei no meu Post de Ano Novo).
Mas espero que este livro (ou este post!!) vos possa trazer algo de Novo… ou um relembrar de conceitos que estejam guardados nalguma gaveta… um impulso para renovar projectos ou simplesmente dar-vos um incentivo para CONSTRUIREM ATIVAMENTE A VOSSA FELICIDADE! :) Continue reading →
I have been trying to focus on my PhD thesis (my never-ending PhD thesis)…
It’s a slow process and it has been the most difficult and challenging professional project I have ever embraced and, also, the hardest test to my personal resilience and psychological resistance! (And no… this is NOT an exaggeration… I wish!)
It’s extremely hard to maintain motivation and focus on a project for like 4 years, with little return throughout the whole process…
Keeping the eyes on the prize isn’t always easy… the prize seems to be in such a distant place… Actually, it sometimes feels like a run for the golden pot at the end of the rainbow: it feels like we’re travelling endless miles to get to… well… nowhere: no prize, no pot, no ending… Continue reading →
I sing all the time… (and I mean ALL the time!) :) And it’s not because I believe I am particularly good at it… It’s mainly because MUSIC has always been an important part of my life! Oh and I dance, too…! all the way from my kitchen to my home office ;)
Does that make me a tiny little bit crazy? Oh well… normal is so boring, anyway! I choose HAPPY over NORMAL anytime!! :) Continue reading →
Today I felt compelled to write about something that is very close to my heart…
What is it about people and LONG work projects? The more I listen to friends, colleagues or other people trying to finish a huge project (like a PhD in my case; or a book; etc.) I realise I am not the only one feeling drained and struggling very hard…
Welcome to my very first post, on my very first blog…
The last couple of years have been really hard for me: struggling to finish my PhD, battling chronic pain, being a psychotherapist, a friend, a daughter… and a woman trying to survive… trying to learn as much as I could from all the adversity… trying to grow and become more tolerant (especially with myself)…
As the old and tired 2011 came to an end, I kept stating the usual “Next year is going to be much better!” “I’m so over 2011”. But soon enough I knew I had to do something else… I think I NEEDED to feel that 2012 was, in fact, going to be different! Continue reading →