Maybe you could do something where you are describing and detailing different decades in your life?
Running Head: COMFORT
MBA9010: Professional Effectiveness: Stretch, Impact, Reposition
While thinking back on my previous decades of experiences, it seemed a bit overwhelming to name just a few instances in which I "stretched" myself. During my first decade, I did many things that the average child accomplishes in the first ten years of life. I learned to walk, talk, run, and swim. There were some scary and funny moments during this first decade of my life. For instance, I overcame asthma; afterwards learning how to run quite fast when being pursued by angry grown men who owned the brand new car at which my cousin and I had flung rocks at the windshield. Did I mention this was a brand new station wagon being driven home from the car dealership showroom floor?
My second decade encompassed many happenings which forced me to leave my comfort zone and to grow accustomed to new beginnings and taking leaps of faith. During this time I sang in public for the first time, stood up to an abusive step father, got married, moved to a small apartment in Chicago, IL. and quickly got divorced. Before the divorce, I had to move back home to live with my parents for a month until I got my next apartment. Moving involved packing two cardboard boxes full of two things: my clothes and my Grandma's porcelain shoe collection she had entrusted to me.
I am currently in my third, (and I believe my most satisfying so far) decade. I still have fears and worries but I have learned to be brave--Not without some uncertainty, but definitely possessed with a more ferocious hunger for exploration and driving need to express myself. So far, this decade has included a wonderful fourteen year marriage to a beautiful man that I married in my second decade, the fostering and adoption of three beautiful kids and buying my first home. This was the decade in which I truly learned what responsibility means; how to become the parent and not the child. I also experienced the life of a truck driver for five years after obtaining my Commercial Driver's License.
During my forthcoming decades, I will continue to hunger; to possess the desire to learn and experience everything life has to offer. Life's offerings may be unknown to me now, but the desire will guide me there. These decades are not fully planned, nor should they be; they do include running a marathon, publishing a book, becoming an accomplished healthcare administrator eventually moving into an executive director position. To do these things, I plan to remain healthy, both physically and mentally. In addition, I want to run a marathon, try skydiving, travel extensively and most importantly, watch my kids grow into self possessed, responsible, and successful adults; happy to be alive.
In order to continue my drive towards life it is necessary that I plan my educational endeavors with Capella in regards to my MBA. It is vital that I make plans to balance work, family, and school. I need to be successful in all three of those areas in order to reach all of my goals. I also find it important to maintain a high grade point average. Finally, one of my courageous actions will involve approaching upper management and discussing and working with them on the new methodologies and tools I have been given thus far and in the future while attending Capella classes.
I plan to be a bold and influential leader in the healthcare arena; a leader that is respected for their ability to lead selflessly. In order to do that, it is crucial for me to continue to be open to feedback and to continuously be ready to analyze my strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats. After all, as Drucker (1999) has stated "Successful careers today are not planned out in advance. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they have asked themselves those questions, and they have rigorously assessed their unique characteristics."
Drucker, P.F.. (1999). Harvard Business Review. Managing oneself
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Draw 7 concentric cirles and list each decade with a short blurb about yourself and the things you have accomplished....This is how I did a part of one of my assignments....