Creative thinking reexamines traditional strategies and practices, while proactively looking for new ideas and ways to improve them. The creative thinker looks at problems and opportunities from a unique perspective. They see patterns and themes that are not immediately apparent to others and have an ability to refine and shape a new idea so it has a higher likelihood of success. Creativity requires developing new ideas and concepts that are effective in resolving situations at hand. The successful CET uses creative thought to observe the internal and external environment to not just solve problems, but to find them before they derail success.
Coping with such new tasks can bring about a myriad of emotional reactions such as anxiety and fear that one will not succeed, or indeed courage and relief that one has mastered a new skill. The dual process model includes other aspects of adjustment than changes in relationship alone (Stroebe & Schut, 1999). This is similar to Task three of Worden’s model, however, the dual process model perhaps puts greater focus on the reconstruction of the subjective environment
Whenever we need to break unsatisfactory habits, change our ways of thinking, or even do something differently, no matter how hard we try, many of us go back to our old habits/selves. It is important to use all our will and realize when we are referring back to our old ideology and try as much as we can to build a new way of thinking. Through many classic stories, main characters look as if they are on their road to change by starting to build the new, but it is just too hard for them and they want conformity, so they go back to their old selves. According to the article, “Teen Gangstas”, by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, the plight of Ponyboy Curtis, the protagonist from S.E. Hinton’s classic young adult novel, The Outsiders, will end tragically unless he adopts a pet in which he grows and bond and cares for.
Crucial to the theory is the idea that cognitive dissonance always results in some kind of change. While this may seem intuitive, exactly what kind of change it will produce is not always obvious. The theory builds on previous research that found that when someone is forced to argue for a position they don’t believe in, their opinion shifts to support what they argued for. It was predicted that incentives would amplify this effect and that the greater the incentive, the greater the shift. However, that was found not to be the case.
Throughout literature and the events of one’s life, the actions and decisions that one makes often impacts one’s state of being and the fate of those around one. When facing new or troublesome situations, it is not unusual for a person to revert back to acting in a way that he or she would have otherwise done in the past. While clinging on to the ways of one’s past may seem the easiest option, embracing the more difficult path may be the more fruitful route, as only through embracing change can one experience growth. Thus, those who refuse to act to change their situation may become stagnant or harbor pent up emotions, both of which can be detrimental to one’s life and one’s relationships with others. In Emily Brontё’s Wuthering Heights, the spiritual reassessment and moral reconciliation that the characters develop over the course of the novel demonstrates that those who are willing to accept and embrace change will be able to grow and mature as individuals and will ultimately achieve peace with themselves.
While there was an obvious choice with a known outcome, the instinct to try something different override the logical and safe choice. As such, instinct can have a major impact on decision making and therefore should be studied in greater detail. Conclusion Decision making is a complex process with many factories that research has sought to examine. While there are many methodologies to making a decision and many factors that can affect a decision, Rousseau and Barends (2011) said it best “We make the best decisions we can at that time, based on the best information we have available”. As such, there is an inherent understanding with decision making, that the choice is rarely ever wrong, rather it was the right choice at that
Life will always have its setbacks, but it is those unfortunate circumstances which will build up a human 's character and disposition; “What doesn 't kill you makes you stronger.” - Kelly Clarkson. Roman poet Horace wrote, “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” I completely agree with Horace’s perspective of the way people operate, adversity can be beneficial in the development of a person 's character. Difficult situations can draw out people’s hidden aptitude in which under normal situations they would have remained undercover. Life will always have its curve balls and obstacles in the way of the road ahead of you, but what develops an individual is how they push through and become a greater as a result of some sort of suffering. Let’s just say that you happen to suffer a death in the immediate family, now you can approach it many different ways.
Its stage-specific structure, a strong aspect of the model, allowed customised interventions for individuals by matching their current demands to the most appropriate sets of strategies to bring about change in behaviours. However, the same stage-specific structure of TTM also appeared to be a weakness when its rigidity excluded many potential clients at baseline for participating in the various TTM-based interventions conducted. Furthermore, the structure restricted the treatment progression in a linear fashion, which possibly overlooking any minute achievements at the personal level. The second strength and weakness were in term of the model’s functionality. TTM was shown evidently versatile as it could be effectively applied to changing behaviours in populations bearing various characteristics without having regular clinical supervisions and could even be used in psychotherapies.
It relates to the textbook because conflict can be productive and destructive, in other words it is sometimes a necessary evil depending on the kind of situation and the environment. Wageman & Donnenfeld, argued that even though conflict may feel uncomfortable, it allows the parties to become smarter about the issues, the different points of view, and the information needed to set useful directions (as cited in Folger, Poole & Stutman 2013, p.
Although it might be hard sometimes to accomplish these things, the effort that you put forth speaks more than the result. We do need to try something beyond what we have mastered in order to grow because it allows us to learn how to face adversity, and gives us the confidence to think that we can do anything. Stepping out of our comfort zone allows us to learn how to face adversity. We need
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. First and foremost, trying to do something beyond what one has mastered helps one grow because it pushes one to do better. Many times, the tasks that one has not mastered are more difficult. This increased difficulty requires harder work and more motivation. With this newfound drive, one will be able to accomplish new challenges in the future.
One of my strengths is in creativity. I am person who excels greatly when I am able to be creative and have freedom to think outside the box. However, that can also become a weakness because for assignments that are more limited and structured I to find to be challenging. Another strength I have is being able to learn quickly from my previous mistakes. There are times where I mess up or do something wrong, but my plan is to put those failures to good use.