The value of a piece of paper…

Finally, after many months of study, exam preparation, training at the office, I don’t know how many liters of coffee ingested, failing one exam three months ago and affecting all my private environment and family… today, I have passed the PMP certification exam…

And the results have been surprising for me since I get a result far above the target which is outstanding taking into account that after failing the exam on February, when I thought I was very well prepared, I did not have so much good expectations this time…

Honestly, if I would have failed this time I don’t think I would do it again…it has been a complete “odyssey ” for my already overloaded old brain… and the examination fees are a little bit so high.

The money has not been a problem despite it is not cheap nor the exam fees neither the training documentation…The worst has been the invested time. I have studied every time I could, on the planes and airports, at the hotels, at the waiting rooms or even at the bathrooms…

I had to reject many appointments and activities during the last weeks because I spent the remaining hours after working and almost the whole weekend studying at the Public Library because at home, with two children fighting, was totally impossible to get focussed… Poor kids… also my attention on them has been lowered these days…

Now I am a “Certified Project Manager” which, it does not tell you so much about but it is very appreciated in the field where I work since 20 years ago already, engineering, besides that… Project Management is almost a philosophy of life, an orderly way of planning and doing things which I like…

From today I can resume my daily routine, be more with the family, plan for more social events and increase my Running activities which I have reduced a lot.

Do not forget: Perseverance and Determination are the keys of success.

@toofasteddie

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