We are now drawing to the end of the semester. And this is the last reading journal! (I think it’s the last one, correct me if I’m wrong please.) Reflecting on the weeks that have past, I can honestly say that this paper is the strangest one that I have ever taken. The structure of it is different and there are many other aspects of this paper that I have found very difficult. But because it has been very different and difficult, I have learnt so much and have been able to develop my skills more and more. These reading journals have been a key part of that as well. In all but one of the papers I have taken, we have never been asked to reflect on our week and our lives. But as this paper gives us the opportunity to reflect on what we have learnt on a frequent basis, I have been able develop my skills and extend my learning even more.
This weeks reading, is really interesting and educational. “How will you measure your life?” is very interesting it discusses having long-term goals and creating short-term goals that will make it easier for you to reach your long-term goals. (Christensen, 2010). He also suggests that having a vision and goals are important, but seeing clarity and knowing what you really want and need, might take some time. (Christensen, 2010). In terms of mikes bikes, this reading does not specifically relate to the simulations. But this reading relates to the course itself and our educations while being a university student. Slowly as I start to learn more and develop my education, I can start to the path that I am taking and where I am headed. By “creating a strategy for you life” (reference), I will be able to pursue all my goals more effectively and efficiently.
Following Daudelin reflection process, I can see that I have a lack in vision of where I am headed in life and where I want to head in life. But to be honest, I don’t believe that being lost is a problem. As a young student I believe that it is not a bad thing to be lost, being lost allows you to explore and learn more about the world you live in. stepping out of your comfort zone and failing at something is all part of learning and developing in a grown up. Having long-term goals is important, but changing them, editing them throughout the way, or even failing at them is too bad. I believe that it is all part of the process of growing up. I can see how this reading can be applied to many people and does apply to me. I believe that I am on a path of growing up and developing as into an adult, but I’m still unsure about what type of person I want to become. But I guess that will come with time!
Christensen, C. M. (2010). How will you measure your life? Harvard Business Review, 88(7/8), 46-51.
Daudelin, M. W. (1996). Learning from experience through reflection. Organizational Dynamics, 24(3), 36--48