Monday, 4 January 2016

The 52 weeks Challenge

One thing I've learnt about Mark Zukerberg is that every year he challenges himself with something new. this year, he is building a robot that will be his house keeper and will take care of his family. Last year, he read a new book every week. Well, this year, I'm challenging myself too.

Being a PhD student in a foreign land away from family and friends is not easy. The good thing though is that I've met friends that are so smart that they've inspired me over the period I've been here. Several of them read books more often than they watch TV, one of the reasons they are so smart. So this year, I've decided to take up the 52 books challenge; reading a new book every week for the rest of the year. 52 weeks, 52 books. Hopefully I'll be a better and hopefully smarter person by the 52nd week!

I'll start with an inspirational book I read while in high school that truly motivated me: The 7 habits of highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey

I'll let you know what I think of the book now that I'm a lot older (and maybe wiser :)).

Feel free to share your book suggestions with me.


  1. Ride on sister. Keep representing!

  2. Na wah ooh. 52 books this year? Plus your PhD? How possible is that?

  3. Encourage her/him. With determination, you will definitely succeed.