Carol Dweck, the author of the book entitled “Mindset”, did a great job of portraying her inquisitive thoughts throughout the book. Also, the book was informative and made me wonder about my “mindset” and my life in the future. Dweck, throughout the book, explains that mindsets start early as a child and perseveres into adulthood. She explains that this mindset can drive many aspects of our lives going from parenting and being in relationships to sports, school, and work. Most of the book which stands out to me, is the author’s encouragement to her readers, that anyone can change their mindset at any time, age, or state of mind in their life.
One might ask; what have I learned and accomplished throughout this brief journey. I have changed as a person. Apart from acquiring all the technical knowledge, I have met new people who helped me all the way through this journey and gave me the necessary experience (I cannot mention all of those wonderful people in one brief essay). Also, I developed new characteristics such as bravery; I was afraid to face challenges but now I am more open and even enthusiastic about new difficulties and walking out of my comfort zone. I have become more adventurous and I seek new experiences.
Ever since I read The Princess Bride book, I realized how much it has played a big role in my life. It has helped my love of reading grow. It helped me see a different writing style that authors could use in their writings. Which has helped me a little to explore different styles of writing for my personal uses. All these reasons have made me decide that I would memorize and protect The Princess Bride from the censors.
Another factor can be people. Some people waste my time by not cooperating, distracting me, and by not contributing. I don’t necessarily have to remove them completely from my life, but I should avoid them in some situations. For example, I can pick different partners for projects, when possible. I learned that I should be active and try to achieve a goal than let my negative filter stop
Furthermore, because there may be an attraction in the beginning it does not mean a relationship is inevitable. This may be just the opening for partnerships or social networking relationships. Although, not everyone will take it in this way. Additionally, this is when we come to the experimenting stage (pg.285). Within this stage people decide if they want to keep perusing this new relationship or would like to end it.
She might want to leave this hobby as a legacy to her children or even grandchildren. A newer loom has the probability of lasting longer. Hence, she might want to buy it. In general, there can be many factors that can affect her decision and, again, money itself is not what usually makes people happy – there are other important
Some identities will changes while some will stay the same. Your self-identity changes over time and can evolve in a direction that you take it or in a direction that someone else may take it on your behalf. This may include aspects of your life that you have no control over, such as where you grew up or the color
They become other. It is possible, however, to find a way for disparate groups to interact without othering. While the creation of identity and difference may be inevitable, othering is not. Connolly first suggests that the creation of identity is necessary to deal with the concept
Time management: Time management is a very crucial component if you are willing to have a productive lifestyle. To be honest, I have always had issues with managing my time efficiently. This problem had become a huge obstacle once I got into college. Thus, attending a lecture that focuses on time management helped me a lot with this problem by introducing me to different aspects related to time management: planning, SMART goals, and important/urgent matrix. Learning to make a specific plan for my daily tasks and make a to-do list to make my day as productive as possible is something very helpful which was advised to me by the instructor of this lecture Mr. Irfan.
As he expands on this idea, it is clear to the reader that Iyer believes one of the reasons we travel is to be able to be “free of caste and job and standing” in order to better comprehend ourselves. In a different environment where no one can really put a label on you, especially if you are alone, it is probable that certain issues or aspects of one’s personality, which would have otherwise remained dormant, manifest themselves, allowing you to be “born again”. In this situation, you don’t live in the past or the future, but in the present where it is almost impossible for you to ignore your inner self, biases, values, and opinions. The thought of traveling alone usually expresses a feeling of loneliness, but in reality being on your own encourages you to learn and understand yourself in ways that cannot be achieved by staying in your habitual territory. This can occur because of many factors including, but not limited to individuals around us and their culture.