Put energy into being likeable
This means that you should try to be likeable instead of expecting others to like you. Whether that means being more kind or adapting to what other people consider a person as likeable, you should know that it takes effort. You can’t just walk past or talk to someone and automatically assume that they will like you and want to be your friend. You have to be able to compromise, which isn’t an easy thing to do. An example could be compromising your words or even your behavior around a certain person. I thought that this could be a good goal to set for myself because it’s never a bad thing for people to like you. I would like to connect with my peers to a deeper level and be able to be comfortable with them. If I put energy into being likeable during leadership opportunities and events, I think that it would help me to connect with my peers. The way I will put energy into being likeable is by making compromises with ideas. A lot of us are more independent learners, meaning that making compromises is something that will help me become more likeable rather than if I kept arguing and disagreeing. Having a deeper connection especially during events will allow me to work better with them. It could also make planning more fun, rather than just something that you are forced to do, leading to working harder and more efficiently as well as having honesty.
The Law of Mt. Everest
- As the challenge escalates, the need for teamwork elevates
It is what it says. The harder the challenge becomes, the more you might need to rely on teamwork. This can apply to all sorts of things. I would consider the law of Mt. Everest to be applied academically, but it can also be applied for anything in life. Sometimes, your problems or challenges aren’t always something that you are able to do by yourself. The reason why I decided to choose this concept is because this applies to a lot of situations that have been in my life. A lot of times, not just in school, I have had to be a part of a team. Whether is was for a leisure activity, or educational, I have found that there is almost always a challenge that stands in the way. I like working independently, meaning that I don’t always get a chance to equip the other members of my group. That ends up leading me to do activities and tasks slower or not as well as others who have group members who are all equipping each other. The more work there is, the more I involve my peers. Keeping this in mind is not very necessary. This law is able to naturally work its way in a group. I will equip others by trying to be more inclusive and let others use their potential and work with the rest of the group’s potential.
Leadership has less to do with position than it does with disposition
Usually, in anything that has to do with leadership, there are positions. For example, in schools, the position of leadership goes from principle, teacher, then students. Principles can sometimes be considered not as nice or not as responsible as some teachers may be. Just like that is an opinion, I would also consider this concept to be an opinion. It’s about how you view the person, whether you think that the “leader” deserves their position or not. Attitude matters a lot when you are a leader. It isn’t always about being at the top, because being at the top doesn’t always mean you are the top; meaning the best. Your disposition matters a lot in getting people to see you as a leader. If people aren’t respecting you because of your disposition, then your position becomes almost meaningless. Leadership is a skill that I am currently adapting to. I have already encountered situations where this principle has applied. Especially when people know that they are more experienced and have a higher position then you, I they tend to forget about what the point of being a leader is and start becoming controlling. Acknowledging this is something that will help me apply this to future leadership lessons and activities. Instead of thinking about how I am at a higher standing, I will try and think about leading and being an example. I will try to gain respect by working harder on my disposition rather than my leadership position.
We overestimate the event and we underestimate the process
When we look at some of our situations, like upcoming tests we sometimes overestimate how difficult it may be. Spending all that time stressed or worried will lead to being underprepared. This can also apply to events. The process is different than the outcome, which can sometimes get a little confusing. Going through the effort of planning may seem easy. Spending so much time on overestimating can make you plan a lot, most of which, you cannot do. This is one of the most common things that I see happen to everyone. Leadership is being independent, meaning everyone has different strengths and flaws, but no matter how good you are at estimating, everyone still either overestimates the event, underestimates the process, or both. It’s something in leadership that a lot of us have in common. I also chose this because we are doing a lot of planning and this is something that can apply to me and my planning. I will apply this by trying to think about the process before the event. If I work on what I will do to achieve the result, then I won’t end up underestimating the process. Planning a trip can be confusing which leads to worrying, (overestimating the event) and that means you’re not thinking about how you are actually going to go to the trip and what you have to take into consideration, like for example, a global pandemic. (underestimating the process)