What I Learned

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What I Learned

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” People go through their whole lives trying to figure out who they are, look for a sense of purpose or belonging, or attempt to discover the right path for them-self. The lucky ones have somehow found what ever it is they were looking for throughout their journey. They try to teach the people who are still looking how to find their way but often fail because it is not up to them where or how someone else should live their life. It is up to the individual himself to find fulfillment.

I know I am one of many individuals traveling blindly through life wondering where my destination lies. It wasn’t until asked in this assignment, what you learned about yourself, did I put the brakes on life and stop to think, what have I learned about myself? I’ve always been traveling on a smooth but slightly rocky road full speed ahead never looking through the rearview mirror back at life. I realize that I’ve been cruising through school, relationships, work, and life not knowing or having the slightest idea of where I’m going or what I’m doing. I begin to panic and look for SMART goals in the glove compartment but find it empty because I have not made any recent ones. For the first time in my life I feel lost.

A strength that I learned stated on the Myers-Briggs assessment is that I am an innovative thinker and excellent problem solver. I find this to be tr...

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... something, but until I begin the activity do I really understand. Knowing this information is valuable to me because now that I know my style and the different styles of learning, I can be a much more effective communicator and manager by teaching subordinates in their style of learning.

Back on the road of life, I now have a better understanding of where I’m going. With my strengths I need to effectively use them to overcome my weaknesses. Instead of making goals I need to make SMART ones. And instead of worrying too much about where the destination is, realize that it is not the destination but the journey. “Make learning a way of life rather than a phase of life.”
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