Outliers, written by Malcolm Gladwell, is an informational book regarding the intricacies of success and how it comes to fruition in individuals. Outliers has served to teach students the means of being successful and the importance of seizing opportunities as they come. Personally, Outliers has changed my views of success in numerous ways. Before reading said book, I had always assumed people who were naturally talented or had specific privileges were the only ones who could get far. However, Gladwell’s writing has informed me that anyone, if they are prepared to work hard, can reach their goals.
Focus 2 Assignment – Reflection Upon completing the Focus 2 career assessment program, I am quite impressed at the quality of information it presents. It allowed me to not only look at careers that would fit my personality, but also those that take into consideration the fields I am already interested in. Also, as with any form of self-assessment, there were strengths and weaknesses that I did not expect based on how I feel I live my life currently. Beginning chronologically, the program had me complete two subjective, current measures of my professional career. Specifically, the Career Planning Readiness results were a bit embarrassing, given I have not done much to investigate the career I foresee as much as I should.
I had to learn this the hard way. But, glad that I learned this lesson and now I can start my search for that exact person. I have not found friend yet, but will continue looking for them. Thanks to the move, I have grown into a better person and learned the true value of friendship. Inaddition, to helping me deal with change, making new friends, moving developed who I am.As aresult, moving made me a better person from finding who I really am.
Focus 2 Assignment – Reflection Upon completing the Focus 2 career assessment program, I am quite impressed at the quality of information it presents. It allowed me to not only look at careers that would fit my personality, but also those that take into consideration the fields I am already interested in. Also, as with any form of self-assessment, there were strengths and weaknesses that I did not expect based on how I feel I live my life currently. Beginning chronologically, the program had me complete two subjective, current measures of my professional career. Specifically, the Career Planning Readiness results were some I found a bit embarrassing, given I really have not done a lot to investigate the career I foresee as much as I should.
Everyone is faced with different obstacles throughout their life, but those obstacles, they have strengthened us as we continue with our journey. Just as they did in Beowulf’s life and in mine. I saw Beowulf’s battles at a different perspective than most, instead of thinking that his first victory was easy and the upcoming ones increased in difficulty, I saw it as each one contained struggle, but after he became triumphant in the preceding battle it prepared him and made the following ones bearable. This outlook is very similar to that of my own life, when faced with the choices about my future, including; selecting a suitable college, choosing an accurate career path, and making the right choices for my future. Deciding on the best college
With a topic I truly care about I wish I would have done a little more with my paper than I did. Grammatically, I still need a lot of improvement. I write like I would text sometimes, and that is a bad habit that needs to be broken. But just in one semester I can see my improvements though my
Living a life of lies and betrayal has a not so good outcome. The Odyssey wouldn’t be nearly as recognized as it is today without figurative language. I feel it is much more understandable with the figurative language. It helps us have an idea of what going on in the story and we can visualize what the characters are going through. This story has withstood the test of time because it still includes many valuable lessons that we can apply to our daily lives.
Fear is an emotional concept that subconsciously runs our lives. FDR once said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Having fear and being fearful are two fundamentally different ideas. The idea of fear is not a force that is supposed to keep us from doing what we hope for but as a motivator for success. Fear is the mechanism that instills a sense of respect in one’s mind which in turn acts as an advocate for achieving success. With a healthy trepidation, one strives for accomplishments in life because of the fear of not becoming the person one hopes to be.
Even though the task was difficult and I ended up quitting, I was able find some fun in playing. I believe that it is valuable to attempt a difficult task because it shapes who you are, however along the way you need to be willing to adjust your goals and look out for what is best for your future. When I recognized I wasn't getting as much playing time as others and wasn’t up to their skill level I decided I had to look at the future. I realized I would be sitting the bench in high school just like I was in middle school. This made me decide to do what was best for my future which was quit.
Although the speech speaks for itself, there were some confusing parts that I later understood. When I approached this assignment I knew that I was going to have to dig in deep and understand the speech to be able to start my assignment. I really enjoyed reading the Gettysburg address because, it's always great reading about events that happened in past history and how they've changed the world. I felt the work I did was difficult but I pushed myself so I would to be able to give an explanation on the what I was trying to
Throughout the book we see Pat value things like family, freedom, knowledge, and loyalty. Although in our society it seems we don’t value these as much as we should like Pat did. I even see this in myself. Before reading Where Men Win Glory I had a higher value on economic success and status, and had been taking for granted my freedom and knowledge I have access to. Although after reading about Pat, it really changed my perspective on what I value.
I am learning to be more patient, recognizing that not everyone feels the same pressure to succeed or even has the same definition of success. For some, success is defined more by balanced family-life than career mobility. Today, I remain equally driven but have learned not to project my personal priorities onto others. Professionally, my data-orientation sometimes leaves me reluctant to make decisions in situations of uncertainty. When I first started working at PNC, I had a difficult time articulating my evaluation of management and investment theses of acquisition targets because often times, exhaustive due-diligence is performed
I was able to increase the benefit of task management but still struggled to maintain the efficiency that comes along with that due to losing a case manager and taking on the entire case load myself. Understanding different perspectives has always come easy to me, however, learning to quite myself when my integrity is challenged because of someone else’s perspective was a definite challenge to me. I felt that the objective of learning what effective leadership can accomplish was the one that was successful. After shadowing Barb, I learned effective communication techniques, how to inspire the staff with vision and drive and how to have integrity in the midst of turmoil. Applying this practicum to becoming a baccalaureate-prepared nurse will come in time.
Some may also argue that trying something new does not benefit people in any way because the fear of failure discourages people from attempting anything new. These people see failure as a synonym for shame, dishonor, and worthlessness. However, people do not need to fear failure because in reality, it brings about the drive and motivation to do better. If everybody knew this, nobody would fear failure, but rather, embrace it. As one can see, attempting new tasks helps one grow because it provides one with learning experiances on how to better handle new situations in the future.
“My Reading and Writing Strengths” Overall, this class has been an extremely help for me. I have been able to identify my strengths throughout this semester. When I started to question myself about what were my strengths or weaknesses, I have discovered that I have more strengths than weaknesses. But, I know if I let my weaknesses take control I would not be a good student. Conquering my weaknesses would definitely make me a good student.