Saturday, March 10, 2012

Week 2 Reading: WOur Invented Futures

What do you want your future to be?

After reading the first four chapters of the book The Art of Possibility Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander I feel excited about the future. There were so many “ah-hah” moments for me as I read this book. Ideas and concepts are invented. Our consciousness takes in information the way we subconsciously desire. I desire to take things not in a negative way but rather a positive way. One of my many philosophies is “mistakes are opportunities to learn”. Letting mistakes get you down prevents you from moving forward. It is important to take the negatives and find the positive outcomes. All of our thoughts are “invented”. The wonderful thing about that is, we are the inventors. Inventing our wonderful positive thoughts lead to a vast creation of possibilities. When I started my master’s program at Full Sail University I was just looking to further my education on using technology in the classroom. Now that I am close to completing my degree I am realizing that there are other career possibilities. I have the confidence to try new endeavors no matter how scary change can be for me. The chapter in the book that really meant the most to me was the chapter on contributions. I am a teacher and the most important part of my job is to encourage students. I encourage students to look at the positive side of everything, to explore great possibilities, to do their best and their best will take care of the rest, and to teach others to do the same. Many students are in constant competitive mode. There is nothing wrong with being competitive but to be competitive is to assume there will be a winner and a loser. In my book, all of my students are winners. I feel successful when my students start encouraging and helping each others succeed. All of that provides them the skills to invent their own futures.     

1 comment:

  1. It's kind of a "pay it forward" kind of thing, when your encouragement works its way through your students, so that they share the positive vision with each other. So, this is another opportunity for you to take your gifts that one next step. Wonderful.