Looking at the semester in a reflective state has opened my eyes to how often I’ve embraced some of these habits without even knowing it. When we discussed childs eye it reminded me that perspective is very important when trying to understand the purpose behind something. When we did those activities like creating items with stuff we can find in our room it really made me think outside the box and channel a part of me that I had not unlocked for some tim It’s a great habit to practice because it reminds me that there can be many interpretations and understandings from a certain situation and looking at the big picture can provide more clarity in many cases. Failing forward is something I’ve also embraced because it provides reassurance that I know I can bounce back from a tough time/situation. Acknowledging the faults made in the past and being motivated to keep trying is a hard process to embrace because it can difficult to stay focused when you’re only seeing the bad. However, without failure there can’t be room for success as all success stories began with failure.
I’ve learned that the journey to becoming who you want to be and what you want to do is a process you need to fall in love with. Falling in love with the process can help you achieve a sense of reassurance in your own abilities and that’s an important part of life. I’d say that embracing ambiguity has been a habit that’s come natural to me because we never know what life will throw at us, but having faith in yourself can help you break out of a tough time that your in.
One habit I want to continue to work on is failing forward as it teaches a you a lot about yourself and how you react to adversity. Taking the steps to figure out what went wrong is important, but when you begin to appreciate that process you won’t feel as let down when failure occurs. In addition, creative thinking is a habit I will continue to work on as it can be one of the biggest tools throughout my time at Bucknell. Similar to child’s eye, having creative confidence can help you think and see things in ways unseen before. When facing adversity it can be tough to have confidence in your ability to overcome, but being creative and trying new ways to approach things can guide you to pathes you would’ve never thought could appear. These are all practices I want to work on and continue to learn about as they will be significant in not only my MIDE journey, but the remaining two years I’m at Bucknell.