The chapters were very interesting and are filled with many things that can be applied to life. Chapter four (4) for example, has an important point about how important setting goals are. Setting goals like, getting a higher G.P.A. along with proper time management will work to my benefit and will improve myself confidence when they are realized or even when the results of having such goals take impact in my life. The chapters also highlight the fact of surrounding yourself with positive motivation of people; that is if my goal is to get a higher G.P.A. then I should associate with people that have the same or very similar goals in terms of self improvement rather than people that don’t care much or at all about their G.P.A.. Chapter seven showed why it is important to be a lifelong learner, this is important in the field that I am pursuing, Computer Science, in which things are introduced and changed within a nights notice. I.B.(ii)
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Guardians are the cornerstone of society, for they are the temperament given to serving and preserving our most important social institutions. Guardians have natural talent in managing goods and services--from supervision to maintenance and supply -- and they use all their skills to keep things running smoothly in their families, communities, schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses. Guardians can have a lot of fun with their friends, but they are quite serious about their duties and responsibilities. Guardians take pride in being dependable and trustworthy; if there's a job to be done, they can be counted on to put their shoulder to the wheel. Guardians also believe in law and order, and sometimes worry that respect for authority, even a fundamental sense of right and wrong, are being lost. Perhaps this is why Guardians honor customs and traditions so strongly -- they are familiar patterns that help bring stability to our modern, fast-paced world. Practical and down-to-earth, Guardians believe in following the rules and cooperating with others. They are not very comfortable winging it or blazing new trails; working steadily within the system is the Guardian way, for in the long run loyalty, discipline, and teamwork gets the job done right. Guardians are meticulous about schedules and have a sharp eye for proper procedures. They are cautious about change, even though they know that change can be healthy for an institution. Better to go slowly, they say, and look before you leap. Guardians make up as much as 40 to 45 percent of the population, and a good thing, because they usually end up doing all the indispensable but thankless jobs everyone else takes for granted. Guardians at Work
As a Guardian, you enjoy working as a valued member of a team, whether you are leading it or following a credible leader. You like to work with people who carry their weight. You appreciate having clear-cut responsibilities and being recognized for your dedication and achievements. Your natural traits are those that employers have traditionally valued - and that successful companies still respect. You are responsible and loyal to an organization once you've signed on. Establishing and following a familiar daily routine is critical to your well being. In your ideal job, you and your co-workers would all share information so that everyone could remain "on the same page” as projects move forward. Because you genuinely care about the people you work with, your colleagues and your customers appreciate your unassuming kindness. I.B.(iii)
There are many aspects of my life that I would like to improve but in regards to career and academics I would like to improve my acquired knowledge as well as the amount of time and effort I spend in doing my work followed by the quality of work that I produce. These...