- Selim's Notes
- Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Resilience and Growth
Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Resilience and Growth
Embracing 2024 with Renewed Goals and Aspirations
As we approach the final hours of New Year’s Eve, I'd like to share a brief overview of my 2023 annual review.
2023 was a tough year, marked by challenging events like the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and the ongoing massacre in Gaza, causing immense loss of life.
My heart goes out to all those affected, and I earnestly wish for peace in 2024. Throughout January 2024, I'll post detailed insights about my learnings, achievements, setbacks, and other reflections on LinkedIn and X.
𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯:
From February to November, I dedicated myself to earthquake relief efforts in Turkey. It was a period of intense work, doing my best and contributing as much as I could to the organization I was with and the overall relief initiatives.
I completed my Master's Degree in Social Projects and NGO Management in January and subsequently embarked on another MA in International Humanitarian Action at Ruhr-University Bochum in September.
A pivotal moment for my family and me was relocating to Germany. This move not only represented a major goal achieved but also opened doors to invaluable international experiences and learning opportunities.
𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯:
Balancing work with personal well-being proved challenging. I struggled to maintain a focus on physical, mental, and social health, often neglecting important aspects like sleep and fitness.
Maintaining focus in various areas was a recurring issue. For example, I aimed to improve my reading habits, but I couldn't devote as much time to reading as I had hoped. This reflected a broader struggle to stay consistently focused on my self-improvement goals.
Initiating new projects, like launching my newsletter and YouTube channel, was a positive step toward future goals. However, sustaining consistent focus and momentum in these endeavors proved difficult, highlighting an area for further development and discipline.
𝗠𝘆 𝗚𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰
In 2024, I'm guided by Seth Godin's words: "If I fail more than you do, I win." I'm ready for a year of action and learning from both successes and challenges.
My 2024 focus:
Completing my Master's program.
Revamping my educational email course business.
Streamlining my content creation system.
Wishing everyone a year filled with growth, resilience, and success.