Describe a time when you tried to bring about a change in your self-concept and were not successful in doing so. As I have mentioned before I have two versions of my personal self-concept, one that applies to the office and one that applies to my personal life. There are many attributes to my business self-concept that would not only be useful in my personal life but would help alleviate issues that arise. Things such as being organized, being a multi-tasker, etc. Around the holidays, as my personal life became hectic, I decided that trying to bring some of my business self-concept into my personal self-concept would be brilliant and set out to do so. I spent one weekend organizing and planning life around the house and thought I was well on my way until Monday hit and I fell back into the same routines, habits and behaviors that were present before with no change. In retrospect, I realize that I had a starting point, but no plan put in place to ensure follow through, reinforcement and I didn’t ensure that my support system was aware of the changes I was working on. This equated to the failure of changing my personal self-concept. I plan on revisiting it in the near future because it has become more of a need than want. Summarize the guidelines for improving self-concept in our textbook and explain how each might apply to a change in self-concept.
The four guidelines for improving self-concept outlined in the book are as follows: 1.Make a firm commitment to personal growth.
2.Gain and use knowledge to support personal growth.
3.Set goals that are realistic and fair.
4.Seek contexts that support personal change.
Changing your self-concept is no different than any other change that you need to make and requires hard work and dedication. As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day and rebuilding your self-concept is a long-term process. A good way to approach a change is to explore where your current self-concept is and...