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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Three words in four languages for my 2011 [Chris Brogan's rule!]

[My Kim Novak in Purple]

Yesterday I wrote about failure. Well, I've experienced failure every single day in 2010, while living in a different country, in a different culture, in a different language.

But. But even if I was sometimes overwhelmed by fears, sadness or just millions of anthropological misunderstandings, I kept going ahead. No matter what. Maybe sometimes not so fast or not so confident as I wanted, but I kept going anyway. A very beautiful post about failure is Kris Parfitt's Career Failure: Take the Hit and Keep Playing: great and inspiring.

I don't want to start 2011 by speaking only about failure, so I'm following Chris Brogan's advice and, even if I've already written down my New Year's resolutions, I'm choosing three words for 2011 as well. My three words (in four languages, of course!) are:

#1. Courage (Mut, courage)
#2. Perseverance (Entschlossenheit, détermination)
#3. Quality (Qualität, qualité)

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Ieri ho scritto un post sui fallimenti. Beh, posso dire con certezza di aver vissuto il fallimento sulla mia pelle ogni singolo giorno, vivendo in un Paese diverso, in una cultura diversa, in una lingua diversa.

Ma. Ma anche se qualche volta mi sono sentita sopraffare da paure, tristezza o anche solo da milioni di equivoci di natura antropologica, I continuato ad andare avanti. A ogni costo. Probabilmente non sono riuscita sempre a farlo con la velocità e la sicurezza in me stessa che avrei desiderato, ma ho continuato ad andare avanti in ogni caso. Uno splendido post sui fallimenti è Career Failure: Take the Hit and Keep Playing di Kris Parfitt: davvero ben scritto e stimolante.

Non voglio inaugurare il 2011 parlando solamente di fallmenti, così ho deciso di seguire il Consiglio di Chris Brogan e, pur avendo già buttato giù i miei buoni propositi per l'anno nuovo, eccomi qui a scegliere tre parole per il 2011. Le mie tre parole (in quattro lingue, of course!) sono:

#1. Coraggio (Mut, courage)
#2. Determinazione (Entschlossenheit, détermination)
#3. Qualità (Qualität, qualité)



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