Learning New Things

I’ve been on a Prince2 Project Management course this week. It was an intense 5-day training course, with two exams peppered throughout the week. Needless to say, I’m exhausted from trying to take in all of the information in such a short space of time!

It took me back to the days of university when learning lots of new things was an everyday occurrence and all part of the fun. One thing I had forgotten (or rather, blocked out) was just how stressful it is to take exams and know that you only have an hour or two to shine, otherwise you fail.

When was the last time you took an exam? Did the nerves you used to feel at school come creeping back too?

For some reason, I assumed that with life experience and knowing that exam results really aren’t the be all and end all, I would be able to calm my nerves, but that wasn’t the case – it turns out the pressure of exams still gets to me!

But, with that pressure and the nerves comes that sigh of relief and sense of pride when you find out that you have passed and accomplished what you set out to achieve. It was a long hard week, but I’m incredibly proud of myself for completing the course.

What’s the last thing that you’re proud of yourself for completing? 

About Vicki Grainger

An organisation coach specialising in regaining control at work. Replace feeling stressed and overwhelmed with a calm and confident can-do attitude.

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