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Better late than never

I was supposed to write this post about two months ago but since things did not go as originally planned I am publishing it in December instead. Better late than never, I say.

The good news is I finally completed my learning goal and got certified as Six Sigma Green Belt . Six Sigma is a well known quality management methodology. Originally it was my goal to complete this in September , but some higher priority stuff got in the way. I even wrote about how I missed my targets .

Obtaining this certification also entitled me to 25 Professional Development Units (PDUs), those PDUs are enough to renew another of my Professional Credentials for three more years. On top of that, the course and exam were free of charge, a great deal considering that, for instance, at Villanova University, one would have to pay around $ 2,300 for an 8-week online course leading to the Green Belt certification . Not a bad use of my time, I think.

As an added bonus, completing this Six Sigma Green Belt course also frees me up to be more active here at Persona Paper .

Do you put your missed goals in the backburner or work actively to achieve them even if it takes longer than planned?

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maxeen wrote on December 2, 2014, 12:03 PM

Too many to keep track of,not very organised I'm afraid.

MegL wrote on December 2, 2014, 12:35 PM

Congratulations. That stuff is very hard, so I hear. Lot of work and now lots of lovely stuff you can publish here, AND the time to do it! emoticon :smile:

Anja wrote on December 2, 2014, 1:00 PM

I never accomplish my goals. It's probably that I am not that invested in any of my goals, so I forgive myself easily for missing the mark.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 2, 2014, 1:16 PM

That is very good, congratulations. Yes, it is better late than never.

nbaquero wrote on December 2, 2014, 3:55 PM

maxeen Ha Ha I know so many things so little time.

nbaquero wrote on December 2, 2014, 3:56 PM

MegL yes, especially time to visit my friends at Persona Paper.

nbaquero wrote on December 2, 2014, 3:58 PM

Anja right, we need to setup relevant goals that are also achievable, otherwise we lose interest and motivation, in other words, we can do anything little by little.

nbaquero wrote on December 2, 2014, 4:05 PM

LeaPea2417 thank you. Somehow your comment appears duplicated.

bestwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 5:47 PM

I had to do some search to know what this is about. At first I thought it had something to do with karate emoticon :grin: So have you already started putting to use the techniques you have learned here?

manni wrote on December 3, 2014, 1:56 AM

$2300 for the course is costly. you mean U.S. Dollars?

scheng1 wrote on December 3, 2014, 2:36 AM

This will certainly enhanced your career, and hope you will get better job.

nbaquero wrote on December 3, 2014, 12:40 PM

bestwriter thanks I know it is not a common methodology. In fact I learned a couple of things I can definitely start using in my projects.

nbaquero wrote on December 3, 2014, 12:40 PM

Hi manni Yes US Dollars for this Online course and the certification.

nbaquero wrote on December 3, 2014, 12:41 PM

scheng1 Thanks for your words. I know it will help me in my future Projects.

AliCanary wrote on December 5, 2014, 11:35 PM

Wow, congratulations on your achievement! I know what a big deal this is. Are you going to go for your black belt?

nbaquero wrote on December 6, 2014, 3:03 PM

Thanks AliCanary . I will not pursue the Black Belt for the moment. I'd rather just spend my time closely following your progress in the Internet marketing world emoticon :winking:

No, serioulsy, I will wait before I take another certification, I will concentrate on a couple of projects we have for next year.

slexy143 wrote on December 7, 2014, 11:59 PM

when I set I goal I stand to accomplish it although I've missed a few which I tag unimportant for that time

nbaquero wrote on December 8, 2014, 10:12 AM

slexy143 Yes, absolutely, goals need to be adapted to the circumstances, what is important is to try to reach the goals that are meaningful to us.

sapthewriter wrote on December 11, 2014, 6:04 AM

Splendid sir and feeling great for you.I am also in the phase of appearing in some courses amd exams.So remember me in your prayers also.

nbaquero wrote on December 11, 2014, 10:34 AM

&spathewriter sending you all the positive energy and vibes to your success in those courses and exams.

HappyLady wrote on December 12, 2014, 1:13 AM

Well done on gaining your qualification. Now you are qualified you will maybe have more time to write.

Lemark wrote on December 21, 2014, 9:58 AM

Congratulations on your achievement. It sounds like a very well spent time and effort. A great quality management example :)

Ruby3881 wrote on December 28, 2014, 11:10 PM

Congratulations! I'm glad you are doing so well in your work :)

nbaquero wrote on December 29, 2014, 7:11 AM

HappyLady thanks, I actually did not write much, but was able to spend more time here reading and commenting.

nbaquero wrote on December 29, 2014, 7:12 AM

Lemark thanks, it actually was and it helped me maintain my other certification for another three years.

nbaquero wrote on December 29, 2014, 7:14 AM

Ruby3881 Thanks, this was more of a personal goal regarding my professional development.

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 7:39 AM

I am sorry you missed your deadline for September, but it seems that now you have accomplished what you have planned. Congratulations.

nbaquero wrote on January 2, 2015, 9:28 AM

Thanks LadyDuck I did after a couple of months delay get my Green Belt certification.