My research reviled how life-changing events can play a significant role in how we lead people. This week’s research was an in-depth view of the movie “The Doctor”, (Ziskin and Haines, 1991). This movie depicted a highly skilled surgeon named Jack McKee, played by actor William Hurt who was completely devoted to his practice, (Ziskin and Haines, 1991).
Adrenaline pulsed through my veins like a race car; my knees started to buckle beneath me. My palms and face were sweat soaked with anticipation. My friend encouragingly nudged me forward. Fear trickled down my spine, sending me off the cliff of sanity.
Throughout my life I 've gone through many obstacles, up and downs, and changes that could more than likely affect me forever.
As I ran, I began to feel exhausted, but I didn’t dare slow down. It was hard to breathe with the air so thick with smog, so I took deep gasping breaths and forced my legs to run faster. It was the middle of winter and still early morning, almost completely dark. Still, soon in the distance, I began to see the towering smokestacks of the textiles factory where I
Like many, I am terrified of change. This is funny because, as being a part of a military family, change is inevitable. Every time we moved, there was change. Change in where I lived, and who my friends were, even circumstances changed. But no matter how many times we have moved, I have not gotten used to the change that occurs. Even though change is necessary for growth I am not alone in my fear of change. Whether it's a new war or sickness, a change in leaders, or different people in a location. Throughout history people have been afraid of change and more specifically the unknown; unknown people, and unknown situations. Although change is inevitable we are afraid of it perhaps it is because it is not change that we are afraid of but rather the unknown that we are afraid of.
I pulled my sweater tighter trying to lock out the cold weather; I should have listened to my mom about this. “Wear your jacket, Farah, It’s going to be a cold one!” Her words echoed in the back of my head like an endless loop; I knew something like this would happen. I started power walking in attempt to get to my warm, cozy bed as fast as I could, almost there.
Life changing events can change a person’s viewpoint. In the movie Crash directed by Paul Haggis, the characters are faced with life-altering situations, which ended up changing their perspective. First off LAPD Office John Ryan, who is viewed to have a bias against African-Americans, willingly risked his life for an African-American woman. Furthermore, Farhad a Persian shopkeeper, decided to react toward a devastating event, with anger, without realization of the consequences. Also Anthony, an African-American thief, chooses to save the lives of several Cambodian people. All three characters face life impacting events, which causes them to change their outlook on life.
The combined noises of my alarm clock and my mother calling me, along with the smell of coffee, forced me awake. I sat in bed for a minute, rubbing my eyes and working up the nerve to step out from under my warm blankets, then swung my feet onto the floor and headed groggily into the kitchen.
“Time to wake up” Her grandmother yelled from the kitchen as she was making breakfast, “you’re going to be late for school.”
It is about that day of the week again, Sunday. I woke up to the wooden planks used for the floor creaking as daddy went to wake Jonnie and Suzie up for church since Billy, Andrew, Holly and I have passed the age of twelve the expectation is to wake each other up or wake ourselves. That is the bad part about living in the New England colony, there is no sleeping in on a Sunday not just once. Also, we have to get up even earlier because we living in the middle of town and city. The year is sixteen-twenty, and at the moment we are living in Massachusetts, but daddy wants to move to Rhode Island because he says there tolerant- or something like that. Even though I really just want to sleep I know I have to get up and wake Holly, Billy,And Andrew.Daddy briefly told us about one of his
I threw back my comforter and slowly rose out of my bed. The sun wasn’t even up yet; it felt like an injustice to be wasting these precious hours that I could be asleep to be getting ready to go to the doctor. Stumbling towards the bathroom, I brushed my
Something downstairs crashes and I bolt upright. I swing my feet over the edge of my bed. I know right now you’re probably thinking I’m that stupid girl from the horror movies that goes to the danger instead of away from it, but I’m tired, and hungry, and not thinking straight… So I go downstairs.
I open my eyes, and I stare at my clock and let myself wake up from the drowsiness that feels like it's consuming me. My eyes focus and read the clock, it around 7:00, so I crawl out of bed and slowly get dressed. It’s not a school day, and my muscles relax as soon as I realize that. I drag myself downstairs and feel my body function return as the sleepiness withdraws. I start my day off by logging on to the computer and seeing what’s new on youtube. Then my dad comes into the room I was in and said “Hey bud, we will be going to the ski park today”. I feel a shock as I remember dad saying something about it yesterday.
In this week’s discussion forum, the topic is dealing with change. Consequently, the older I have become, I have learned to accept the facts that changes will come and it's often necessary for growth, healing notwithstanding, for forthcoming success. When the demand for changes arrives in the professional world, I really don’t have any problems dealing with changes, because of my earlier, educational background in Human Services, I have identified and accepted my core purpose as being an agent of change. Accordingly, upon graduation, I was empowered with the vision and drive that lead me to believe that ‘I MUST BE THE CHANGE’ that I wish to see in this world, per Gandhi. Nevertheless, when I work in the corporate world, giving an order, or following one, is a mandate, and compliance of my work practices and responsibly.
Individuals are products of their life experiences, with the ability to create and modify behavior; the ultimate goal of alteration of a behavior is improving some aspect of your life through analysis, and implementation of sequential procedures. For this project, I have chose to modify an increase in my daily water consumption, with the intention to enhance overall health and wellness. Water is an essential element for the survival of the human body. At least 20% of water necessary each day is consumed through the foods you eat, with direct consumption of water the most effective and beneficial method of rehydration. Each day, water is lost through the process of urination, respiration and perspiration, and in order for these bodily functions to occur water must be continually replaced through our daily diet. When water is not consumed individuals are at risk of dehydration, which can negatively impact the human body. These symptoms include thirst, headaches, dry-skin, fatigue, join and muscle pain. As a full-time university student, working part-time with social commitments throughout the day it is often difficult to intentionally reflect on how much water I have consumed, with in some instances not having access to a water bottle at all times. Research suggests, that the transtheoretical model of change, also known as the stages of change model, will be a good model for changing this behavior. The transtheoretical model is an integrative and comprehensive model of