As we open the course, we are going to dream. We will begin with the end in mind…what do we want to “transform” into both personally and professionally?
Your dreams are a large element of who you are and what makes you unique. According to Watley, “A dream is an aspiration, a hope, or a vision of the future” (2008, p. 49). Having dreams gives our lives meaning, helps us make good choices, and allows us to keep going despite setbacks and problems. Most successful people have dreams…a vision of want they want in life. As a college student, you are in the process of dreaming about a new future, a new career, and new world of ideas and knowledge. You are looking for your purpose in life. You might be undecided (which is normal for new college students), but go with your “gut feelings”.
So let’s begin with the end in mind…what are your dreams, or as William Glasser (1998) stated what does your “quality world” look like in terms of your career, relationships, values, possessions, and personal qualities?
Reference: Watley, D. (2008). Psychology of Success. Boston: McGraw Hill, Inc.
Instructions for this assignment:
1. Read “My Quality World” in Chapter 1 on pp. 24-31, Chapter 7: “Establishing Direction in Life” pp. 165-181 and pp. 292-305 in Chapter 12, “Exploring the Diversity of Individuality”.
2. Write a 350-500 word essay about your Quality World. Give your work an original title. Use Microsoft Word to type your work using 12pt font and double space (have your name/class at the top). Place it in our unit 1 assignment box in ecampus. This also NEEDS TO go in your ABOUT ME folder of your eportfolio!
In your essay, be sure to answer the following questions:
• What does your “quality world”, or “vision of success”, look like? Think it terms of categories: College, Career, Relationships, Values, Possessions, and Personal Qualities.
• What are the barriers you will need to overcome to reach...