Since 2012, it’s been my habit to come up with one aphorism which I think sums up my experience of that year. Here’s the list. (Attributions where I know them)
2012 We tend to overestimate what we can do in the short run and underestimate what we can do in the long run.
2013 If you’re not paying, you’re not the customer, you’re the product.
2014 If you know what you’re doing, you can do what you want. - Moshe Feldenkrais
2015 You’re better than you think you are. You can do more than you think you can. - Ken Clouber
2016 If you don’t read the papers you’re uninformed. If you do, you’re misinformed.
2017 “Difficult” is not a synonym for “impossible”. - Me
2018 Do you want to have an excuse, or do you want to be a badass? - Paula Butzi
2019 There are always a million reasons to be miserable. It only takes one to be happy. - Amelia Boone
2020 People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. - George Allen, Sr.
2021 Sometimes there’s no better way. Sometimes there’s just the hard way. - Mary E. Pearson