I really don’t know. It could be a combination of time management, difficulty concentrating, fear and anxiety or negative beliefs. It is important that I change this behavior because it can Problem Solving PROBLEN SOLVING and DECISION MAKING Making a choice between a specific behavior that I would change would be a rather easy decision. The first behavior that I will seriously work
Everything that came up under “Challenges” was true for me. The challenges that related to me most were having difficulty managing time and losing interest in long, complex projects. However, the suggested strategies for these challenges are actually very helpful and I will definitely be using these suggestions from now on in both my short and long-term career goals. I learned that I am a Thinker rather than a Feeler – meaning I base my decisions on logic versus values. I have always thought I was more likely to use my feelings to make decisions rather than what my head tells me – but this assessment says otherwise.
I felt that the assessment was correcting in saying that I was an INTJ personality type based on the links that were provided after answering the yes and no questions. In one of the articles, Marina Margaret Heiss made the statement, “INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know”. (2009) This statement alone really hit home with me. I began to think about how when I am dealing with the young students of the youth group I am willing to help only when I know how to deal with the problem, and when I don’t I turn them to someone else who is more likely to understand and know how to address the issue. In another article, written by Dr. David Keirsey he refers to people with the INTJ personality type “Masterminds”.
If I am presented with a class that doesn’t meet my intellectual standards I have a habit of making things harder than they have to be in order to challenge myself. That’s why I was content in Management 5150, I found the framing and reframing techniques, challenging, and stimulating. Reframing is one of the most valuable take away for me from the course and group project. I have learnt to use reframing techniques to create new ways of seeing and create new action opportunities. Reframing problems takes effort, attention, and practice, but allows you to see the world around you in a brand-new light.
These quotes is relevant to me that in every fault or failure I make I don’t have to be defensive about it but accept these mistakes and to use them as stepping stone to improve myself and change for the better. “Well done is better than well said.” and “Speak little, do much.” [The meaning of these words is fairly easy to understand, but they serve as an excellent reminder to us. The things that we DO for others are so much more important than the things we SAY to others. In other words: “Actions Speak Louder Than Words.” So simple… but so very important to the relationships we are trying to build every day. These quotations are very relevant to me, especially because I am a very expressive or kind of a talkative person.
At the beginning Franklin wants to get rid of his old habits and create new good ones, he creates a chart of all these virtues he is going to follow. At the end, however, Franklin realizes that a “speckled ax was best”. Franklin says, “I employed found the difficulty of obtaining good and breaking bad habits in the other points of vice and virtue, have given up the struggle, and concluded that “a speckled ax was best” (116). Franklin is saying that a speckled ax was best because sometimes perfection isn’t always the best. This represents that we have the choice to choose how much we want to change.
EXERCISE 1 I applied for this course because I felt I was stuck in a rut and needed a change, I am also approaching a landmark age and felt that this was a good time to make that change. I am very nervous about starting the course but also excited. I hope to meet some new friends and also to broaden my horizons. My expectations of the course are that I hope it helps me with my self confidence and to be a better person in myself. My fears for the course are that I discover some things about myself that I may not like but I suppose it is all about self discovery as well.
I realize that these changes will not come easy but well worth it in the end. The first major change would be a paradigm shift in how I view communication in general and its connection to listening. I now know that listening is an action word and there are so many things I can do to help the listening process be more fruitful for each party involved. I have come to the realization that communicating is a give and take relationship and not something that is all about me. I will no longer tune people out if I disagree with them but I will truly listen and ask questions.
The thesis makes certain promises to your reader; it then becomes your job to fulfill that promise using specific details and analysis. The more specific your promise, the easier it will be to find specific evidence to support your argument. Thesis statements are NOT formulas. Successful theses provoke thought, they read beautifully, they provide analysis of an idea or event, and they consider a specific issue. Your thesis
I believe my experience as Liberal Arts major at Ashford has given me a deeper view of what education truly is and has changed my perception of education. Before entering this institution, I believed education was the only key to finding job opportunities and with the knowledge I have acquired, my views have changed on this factor. I have learned the value of putting a thought in everything I believe and as Wallace alludes, though is not all about capacity but the critical choice of what to actually think. In a nutshell, Wallace sheds of the fallacies and ideologies that different cultures and belief systems allude to on the matter of liberal arts education (Gregg Ten Elshof, 2009). This is a clear indication of the need to change perception and to apply education in every aspect of our lives.