Engm 244 Journal #8

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Ashton Bricker
Journal #8
12 March 2015 Professor Jordan told us this week that in order to fix the blind area of the Johari window, you need to get feedback. I have seen this put into action in life. One time in middle school, there was a day where one of my friends had really smelly breath. To try and help her one of my other friends went up to her and told her as nicely as possible that her breath didn’t smell that great and gave her a piece of gum. That turned out to be one of the best things she could have done because the one girl was completely unaware that her breath smelled bad. After seeing how this helped, I will always try to get as much feedback as possible and to give feedback to people when they need it. Another
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In doing this, I gained absolutely nothing because no matter how hard I tried to blame someone else, it was still my responsibility and my fault. Just by experience I have learned that the best course of action is never to blame someone else but to take responsibility. Knowing this, I will try to take full responsibility for my actions in the future to prevent myself from blaming others.
Last, we learned that in order to be proactive, you have to use proactive language. One article says, “The problem with using reactive language is that it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy: Re-enforcing the belief that we are pre-determined (1).” Using reactive language then keeps you from being a proactive person. I have witnessed this in my own life with my cousin. Whenever anything bad happens to her, instead of being proactive and taking charge of her life, she just settles and just says that’s the way it is. In doing so, she has failed to be a proactive person and therefore her situation hasn’t changed. From this, I know that in order to be my best self, I have to use proactive language.

Works Cited 1. http://czarto.com/2013/08/03/reactive-vs-proactive-language/ 2. http://humanresources.about.com/od/success/qt/responsible_s5.htm 3.

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