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#AlwaysBeLearning Lesson 3 | Why Inspiration = Motivation  (Bonus: Tag a Study Buddy!)

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G’day, learning & certification community!

Have you ever enrolled in a course, or studied for a test, or tried to learn something—and just plum lost your motivation along the way?


Thanks to the collective power of community, the best part about tackling something is that you can do it alongside others. The good news about pursuing something like Atlassian certification, a Fundamentals course, or even starting in on a learning path in order to improve your career options is that you’re likely not doing it alone!

When it comes to Atlassian certification, for example, we’ve got a handful of Community members who have also tackled certification. On our Community alone, we have a few stories from our very own leaders, members, customers, and students (!) to show that learning never stops, and that you can always find inspiration 💡 for what you hope to achieve. 

Inspiration from the story vault

Here are a few existing stories from the Atlassian Community to get you started, with some new ones publishing this month that we’ll link to once they’re live:

Community Leader Ammar Butt Shares his Inspiration and Path into Atlassian Certification - Ammar shares how he shifted his career, how he ended up using Atlassian products, how he views knowledge, and the benefits of getting certified in Atlassian products.

Mikael Sandberg's Tips on Becoming Double Certified - One of our showcases from the vault: Mikael shares how he was introduced to Atlassian products, his process on studying for a certification exam, a favorite memory of his career, and tips toward preparing to be certified.

Micky Caritte's Journey to be a Certified Atlassian Champion - Micky shares how he came across Atlassian products in the banking industry, what it meant to be certified and how it impacted his career, and the road to getting certified.

New!Atlassian Certified Expert Deepanshu Natani shares the motivation behind his certification journeyDeepanshu shares how he went from zero certifications to being an Atlassian Certified Expert, passing every exam he could in 14 months—plus the inspiration behind his lifelong pursuit of learning.

New! ✨ - Pramodh Kumar M shares why becoming Atlassian certified and helping others globally go hand in hand - shares how his path in consulting led to Atlassian products and community leadership, and what certification means for career and accomplishments.

Sept 27 - Eliza Beyers shares about her internship at Atlassian, her approach to learning during higher education, and her advice for fellow students!

Bonus: Tag your Study Buddy

Are you sensing a theme, yet? Learning can sometimes feel impossible alone — but it’s almost always better together! We’re including a bonus in today’s sharing opportunity:

Using one of our social assets below, post to social media and tag a study buddy who has inspired or helped you along your learning journey (share to Twitter or LinkedIn, and be sure to use the hashtag #AlwaysBeLearning and tag Atlassian), and we might just reach out!

A study buddy can be a mentor, a colleague, even an old official teacher, if you can find them on social—anyone who has helped you learn along your path.

You're also welcomed and encouraged to share your study-buddy goodness on this post!

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A quick reminder on participation in the #AlwaysBeLearning series:

If you are in the kudos program and you participate in our #AlwaysBeLearning series, you will earn a special, limited-edition #AlwaysBeLearning badge. Here’s what to do:

  • Like five posts in the series

  • Comment on at least one post

  • Share at least one post on social media

Not in the kudos program yet? You can request to join right here.

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We’ll have more fun surprises throughout the month, including something special for our most engaged users. 😉 Feeling inspired? Learn how to get certified with Atlassian University—or just sign up for your very first Fundamentals course. We're here for you every step of the way!


Robert Wen Community Leader Sep 22, 2022

Always good to have training partners or study buddies.  Good advice!

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And 1970's buddies @Robert Wen ...

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Alex Koxaras Community Leader Sep 23, 2022

Great article!

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Great write-up! Motivation truly is key to meeting our goals.

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When I was in college, study partners was always key when preparing for any major exams, and they really did help. For some reason, the dialog and the back and forth helps cement facts in your mind better.

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Thanks for this post. Finding a study buddy would be great but for some reason, this never worked for me. Either I was the only one in the company that was studying this information, or my study buddies would have different schedules.

One thing that does work, is being active in a community. Reading and sharing knowledge at a time that suits me is motivating and helpful.

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Super and good article, 

I learnt somany thing from the community,

thanks for all the content.

vikram P

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G subramanyam Community Leader Sep 27, 2022

It's so joyful and satisfying when you remember, speak about or be with your mentor. While my teachers and parents always remain the base, as you grow and see the world from your aspirations, it would be a mentor that hand holds 👫the journey.

I feel pride to show gratitude any number of times for my mentor and here's one in tune with the study buddy tag on Linkedin post

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Jaime Netzer Atlassian Team Sep 27, 2022

Jumping in here to recognize my colleague @lboyd, who I've worked with now across three different companies! (count 'em)

The most important lesson I learned from Lindsey is to work as hard on caring for myself as I do for my team. We keep each other honest about that!

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Great advice!  Tagging you, @Aaron Geister , we can be study buddies!

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Andy Gladstone Community Leader Sep 28, 2022

@Jaime Netzer can you provide editable versions of the social media postcards so I can update them and post them? Thanks!

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Oct 01, 2022

Having a study buddy is a great recommendation.  

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John Funk Community Leader Oct 06, 2022

Having someone else to study with is a great encouragement and help. And it helps ensure you will be more faithful to do the actual studying. 

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Haven't had a study buddy for a long time. Use to do that when I was in high school.


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