Quotes to live by

The 2iQ website has been updated! It has become a multi-site with a joint homepage and two separate parts for 2iQ Management & Consultancy and 2iQ Sustainability Advice. When designing ‘my part’ of the 2iQ website, I looked for quotes that appeal to me and say something about me. As a result, I gratefully used the BrainyQuote site.

I don’t think the George Eliot quote “It’s never too late to be what you could have been” needs much explanation. I have also had many different positions at Rijkswaterstaat during all those years, because I like to learn new things. With the start of 2iQ Sustainability Advice, more than a year ago, this has accelerated. There is a lot of development in the field of sustainability. I learn every day.

Such a step from the central government to self-employed persons is not something you simply take. The quote from Theodore Roosevelt “Believe you can and you’re halfway there” applies here. It feels a bit like Pippi Longstocking and her statement “I’ve never done it before, so I think I can do it”. Anyone who knows me knows that this does not happen without preparation. The CSR training at the Impact Center Erasmus and a five-day training on sustainability reporting give me a good basis to take this step with confidence.

I have experienced the last quote from Albert Schweitzer myself: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” I really like what I do now. I partly help companies implement the CSRD and partly I conduct practice-oriented research with students and other researchers from the Public Purchasing professorship. I enjoy meeting new people and learning new things. That alone feels like success.