Last journal of the semester before the summative journal, as I reflect on the weeks gone by and the readings I reflect on what has been learnt and think now what will the outcomes of this learning be? Where will I be going towards next?
Christensen, C. M. (2010) article resonated with me the most, will my success in this paper be merely measured by a letter grade or will I value the intangible intrinsic learning that this paper has generously given to me. The article title ‘How will you Measure your life’ jumped out at me, to be honest it felt like a church sermon title, but I believe it to anyone can have life changing impacts. I found the reading reassuring my own ambitions in life, personally I have not really been such a career driven person instead I find the joys of life elsewhere often in things where the rewards are not so apparent. But in university and society it has been so hard to not give in to the peer pressure that life is a rat race, got to get into the big four, got to make heaps of money etc.
I feel comforted though that really all these pursuits in class in life, the satisfaction that you can gain from the outcome depends on you personally. At times this semester I did let university come before family and friends and it was not a good time for me. I know though that I can balance both without completely forsaking the other I just have to make sure to prioritize what I really important to me.
I must admit although most of the time I found this class to be a chore it did not end up being as bad as I initially thought it would be. I have gain things from this experience that are intangible but I treasure them so much more that the tangible. I feel rewarded with a new perspective on things and hopefully at the end of this I will be rewarded with a deserving letter grade.
Christensen, C. M. (2010). How will you measure your life? Harvard Business Review, 88(7/8), 46-51.