2006: The Year of Learning

Ben Yoskovitz over at the Instigator Blog is doing a group writing project on things you’ve learned in 2006. I’ve procrastinated a bit on doing this write-up, but it looks like Ben is still accepting submissions, so you can still get in on the project!

As for me, well, 2006 was quite a phenomenal year in terms of learning. I did do a post on the ten things I’ve learned back in September, but there are a few more things I’ve learned since then…

1) A happy life is living a more balanced life. Little did I know that I was working too much and not stepping back to enjoy the life I’ve dreamed about!

2) I’ve learned that you are the one who is sole responsible for your happiness. You cannot depend on others to make you happy or live up to your standards or expectations.

3) I’ve learned to take “worry”, “stressed out”, and “I’m sick” out of my vocabulary. These things can be overcome with a simple change in attitude!

Wow, I think I can go on and on with this, but I’ll stop here for now…

What have you learned in 2006?

**Clipart taken from Instigator Blog


Anonymous said...

Maria, I just stopped by from Instigator after seeing your comment...some great lessons for us, especially number two. How very true, and so hard to learn. I'll keep checking back! All the best in 2007!

Kirsten Harrell, Psy.D. said...

Great list Maria! It is amazing what can happen when we change our vocabulary isn't it?! I wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

Maria Palma said...

It definitely is ah-mazing what can happen with a simple (ok, not so simple sometimes) change of the mindset.

I'm still learning!

Thanks for your comments!

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