Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wk4 Comment - Rosa Santana

My Comment:
Kristen_McKernin said...

I am so glad to hear that you found those "aha" moments while reading this book as well. I decided to keep a document of my favorite quotes so that I could reference them from this point forward.
That push to make you suggest an improvement at your workplace, I think, is the exact reason Joe chose this book to be a part of our class. It is ALL of our times to make that "next" step in our lives and do things even greater than we have done up til this point.
Good luck- you will be great and do amazing things!

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26 May 2012

Week 4 Reading: Art of Possibility Pt3

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Remove yourself from the possibility of becoming a victim of your situations. Step back and look at the framework and the end result desired; then search for possibilities that may will cause positive results. Look at the WE in the situation and the problem will become part of all and not just for the benefit of one.

These last few chapters has definitely had me thinking about A LOT of things that has been occurring within my work life. This has provided me with the way I have been thinking about for a while. The possibility to change the environment and the mindset of others. Sometimes we forget the bigger picture of why WE do what WE do. The attention is transferred from the people behind the goal desiring.

These last few chapters have provided me with the plan to move forward within my position and possible creating a team within the department. I have evaluated the downward framework the department is currently spiraling to and suggest a possible change. The framework reminds me of a plan I used once before and have forgotten to use again. It's the S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) plan.  
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Specific: Be specific about the goal wanting to achieve. Ask yourself the six W questions. (Who, What, Where, When, Which, Why).
Measurable: Form a solid criteria to measure your progress.
Achievable: Identify goals that can be reached
Realistic: Be real about the goals desiring. Goals can be high and realistic. Don't over do it and then end up not doing anything at all.
Timely: Have a timeframe for the goal and stay on track of that timeframe created.
This plan helped kept the result in the forefront and not all the messy stuff in between that clouds the goal. I know it's not completely similar but it did remind me of it. I know I have set many goals for myself and sometimes not all goals are met. The framework provides the possibility to start climbing up instead of down. Using the framework in combination with the WE, you are bound to remove yourself from becoming a victim of your situations.

Art of Possibilities is a book I will reference to again and again. Reading this book has provided me with clarity in situations within my work and personal life. The "aha" moments I received has created a new person with new visions and new possibilities. 

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