December 08, 2012

FOLLOW–UP FOR GETTING STARTED ON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND THE WARWICK SKILLS PORTFOLIO

Follow-up to First entry on Getting started on skills development and the Warwick Skills Portfolio from Yentl's WSPA blog

Last week, I have learnt about my learning style and found myself slightly weaker as an activist and pragmatist. I then suggested that I needed to be more spontaneous and less dependent on plans, surprisingly, just by setting this as an action point, I found it easier to be spontaneous! I went to an impromptu social in Leamington yesterday with my flatmates. One thing that I realised from this is that there is something that always hold me back from being impromptu in the past, and it was my own thoughts in my head! Everytime when something unplanned came up, I would try hard to come up with excuses to avoid myself from being impromptu, for example, I would tell myself that I feel sick so I should not go out but in fact I was just too lazy to get dressed.

Although commenting that I was weaker as a pragmatist, I did not set up an action point last week. Therefore, this week I set myself a goal to work out the way to apply new information to situations. I plan to go into the legal profession in the future, therefore, I set myself a target that whenever I read a news article, I will think about how that particular news could affect me if I were a lawyer.

Another action point from last week was to improve my commercial awareness by going to a workshop and reading news daily, I have done both during the past week. However, I found another way that helps me improve my commercial awareness in the most efficient and effective way- watching Channel 4 news daily. It was particularly helpful because it was visual and audio which is the best way to learn new information.

The last action point was to work more and less procrastinating, to be more specific, I will reduce the amount of time I spend to watch TV series and going on youtube.

As Christmas is approaching, there will be more distractions around me, however, I will try my best to stick to the action points!


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