PERSONAL MOTIVATIONAL INSPIRATION AND REFLECTION Student's name Institution Course Title Date Personal Motivational Inspiration 'Tomorrow hopes that we have learned something from yesterday'. This is a famous quote by John Wayne an American actor. This quote sums up the kind of life that I want to live. I want to be excited about learning new things from everyone and from everywhere. Learning after all is a lifelong process; it does not stop at any point and time. Being curious about events and ideas and asking questions may be intimidating to most people. For me inquisitiveness is a trait that I admire in others and myself. I believe that through curiosity and our openness to new ideas we get to learn more. Learning more today is acts as a solid foundation for a better tomorrow. Learning in this essence is not limited to the classroom learning but rather the experiences challenge that has presented itself is the uncertainty that comes with acquiring a doctorate. It is no secret that many people are opting to get a doctorate and I am faced with the uncertainty that comes with knowing there is still a tough competition in the job market ahead. I therefore have to work extra hard to impress my employers and earn the promotion I am aiming at. ‘Life on the first lane' is never easy. People want to have a good life by are not willing to ‘get down and dirty' in order to get that life. People who work hard set goals and perceive their setbacks positively earn that life. References Bipp T. & Kleingeld A. (2011). Goal‐setting in practice. Personnel Review 40(3) 306-323. dx.doi.org Helyer R. (2015). Learning through reflection: the critical role of reflection in work-based learning (WBL). Journal Of Work-Applied Management 7(1) 15-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/jwam-10-2015-003 [...]
This week, your task is to prepare a short reflective paper that consists of two things: 1. Personal Motivational Inspiration As you look to the future, it is exciting to move forward toward accomplishing your educational and professional goals. As you recognize the many priorities in your life, it is important to find the right balance between them and to stay focused on achieving what you set out to do. Most adult doctoral students find the use of external motivators to be a big help, especially when they are beginning the journey to their doctorate. If you ask, you will find some used positive reinforcements and others used negative reinforcement. Here are a few ideas: • Quote from Albert Einstein on a wood plaque: “If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research.” • A picture of a parent who once said: “People can take your house, your car, your clothes, your money: they can take everything, but they cannot take your education.” • A statue of an eagle to remind the student to soar to new heights. All of these talismans have been seen in the offices of former students who obtained a doctorate. In this assignment, you will be asked to select a talisman to remind you of your goal as you go through your program. Your talisman can be a quote, a memento, a picture, a photo, an object, a song, or anything else you can use to reflect on when the going gets tough. Take a minute and review your goals workbook from Week 2. Now, briefly explain in 1-2 pages: • What is the value of having a personal motivational inspiration for us when we are struggling with reaching our goals? • If you would like to share your motivational inspiration with your faculty, feel free to do so by submitting a copy or photo of it. 2. Personal Reflections Once you have established a personal motivational inspiration, the next part of the activity is to develop a personal doctoral narrative. In this narrative, articulate both what you already know about yourself and your accomplishments, where you intend to go, and the challenges that you anticipate. Specifically, consider the following: • List three resources from the Center for Academic Success that you will use in your studies. • Share your initial post to the NCU Commons area, which you made in Week 4, and any responses that you may have received. Briefly, explain how you believe your participation in the Commons will assist you in becoming a part of the NCU community. Submit one document that includes your Personal Motivational Inspiration and Personal Reflections to your instructor, who will give you feedback on your self-ratings and answer any questions you may have about furthering your skills. Your instructor can work with your advisor to make sure you have access to the resources you need to be successful. Length: 4-7 pages total (1-2 page motivational inspiration paper, and a 3-5 pages reflection paper) Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to the topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be careful to adhere to Northcentral’s Academic Integrity Policy.