I am Matthew McVey even though typing that very redundant. I don’t always like to play by the rules, but most of the time even the rules need to be fallowed for the sake of everyone else. I can be a perfectionist and an utterly complete fool. Sometimes the simplest concept evades my mind entirely. I know the world will not wait for me to catch up, so I just have to be ahead of the world.
I worried I wouldn't be able to control them or that they wouldn't respect me. What I learned as we went throughout the season together, is that the most important aspect of leadership isn't them respecting me, it is me respecting them. I learned to appreciate each team member for their contributions to our team, and because of this was more able to deal with problems involving each of them, and we all became closer because of it. In addition to being shy by nature, I am also not a very happy person. My favorite feeling is being content, which is hard to express.
I was astonished that all the other were “not-good-enough”. I felt underappreciated, I decided to do only what I was expected to removing all additional activities and ideas related to my job. I felt a void in me growing and I started to look for a solution and decided to stick to the rules and invest in me because this will give me a sense of purpose and later a better path to achieve my dreams. My manager encourages everyone to invest in skills and knowledge so I followed the suggestions and instead of trying to improve the company I am constantly improving myself. The stress went away, my responsibilities are done in a perfect way.
You may be asking “Why do you say that?”, well I believe that no matter how good you are at something, you can always get better. You can always do something slightly different and make yourself better at what you are doing. If practice makes perfect, then there’s no room for improvement. Having no room for improvement can make things feel boring. That is why I practice my welds every day when I am at MACC.
As a result, I ended up getting better and knowing more about the skills that I didn’t know as much or how to do them correctly. As you can see, I was able to overcome this obstacle because i put in a lot of work and dedication. I wanted to get better at it so I did. I worked hard and never gave up on something I believed I could achieve if i wanted it so
Leadership takes practice. Leadership isn’t something you practice once and become a master at. Overall, leaders are larger than life in many ways. Personal traits play a major role in determining who will and who will not be comfortable leading others. However, it's important to remember that people are forever learning and
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. What I mean by specific is that it is time-specific and nature-specific. In addition, I have always heard of the term SMART but I did not give it my attention because I thought it would be just like many other useless methods of time management. However, the way this lecture illustrated this term or method is very unique and has helped me in implementing this method in my daily life. For instance, a goal should be time-based, for years I used to set goals or tasks and never put a deadline or timeframe, so I keep procrastinating until I lose track of time and eventually finishing the task in as imperfect way or not finishing it at all.
The Self-Reflection process was something that was introduced to me the beginning of this semester and help me identify my weaknesses and improve myself as a person and student. It is a process that allowed me to evaluate a course of my life and guided me towards improvements to produce the best results. The Self-Reflection process is something that can be used in any aspects of one’s life. I was able to improve my weaknesses and utilize my strengths to the fullest potential. I was able to make my life easier during the semester and hopefully as I move forward.
Even if it is just getting a laugh out of someone, I am dedicated to being a good, positive influence to those around me because in today’s society, we are all too often bombarded with negativity. I just try to be the best possible person to my friends, family, and those around me; impacting just one of them is enough for me to keep going with this ambition. The last characteristic that I have taken on in the past four years is to be a goal-setter and getter. All too often, I would set a goal for myself that I would never reach. After experiencing that determination of reaching a set goal and the satisfaction that follows, I am to the point where I can reach for anything if I set my mind to it.
I have always fallen behind in choosing the right people in a team. As we say “appearance is deceiving”. There have been times when I chose people expecting them to work as a team, together, but ended up doing nothing which forced me to work all alone while the credit was taken by the entire team while it wasn’t practically ‘A TEAM’. Hence I feel I should be improving my team building skills as it would help me create a perfect team in the future which would not only make my job easier but will also give my career a great push to success. STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES 1.