Grit Reflection Essay

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To begin, I entered this class without a clue as to how it could potentially benefit me. As a college freshman I had already began to regret my decision of attending college as there were many difficulties associated with my classes and records. It 's pretty much safe to say that I was generally unprepared for the college experience as many students are. Within my first few day I had been dropped from my classes and faced with other detrimental issues involving financial aid. At one point throughout this journey, I had decided that It was in my best interest to return home. However, with words of encouragement from family back home and new friends I had acquired here in campus, I developed the courage neccessary to properly handle these issues …show more content…
During the course of Univ 1100 we were given an assignment that required us to write a reflection of our transion from highschool to college. Within this reflection, I was given the opportunity to thoroughly express "Grit" as it was freshly applied to my new experience. The "T" in "Grit" stands for "Tenacity", which is defined as the "Quality to grip something firmly." This could mean gripping your responsibility, your workload, or your will to succeed in general. The "R" in "Grit" is represented by "Resilience", or the power to get back up when you fall flat on your face, which has happened to me quite early in my college experience. Being resilient requires more than just being able to bring success from your failure. It also enables you to learn from these failures, so that you won 't make the same mistakes more than once or twice. The "I" in "Grit", stands for instinct, which is basically the mind 's natural decision making technique. When in a sticky situation most people are encouraged to "follow their instincts". This is due to the fact that only that person knows what is trully best for them.The "G" in "Grit" is represented by "Growth", which is a fundamental part of the college experience. No matter how smart you are or how intelligent you may be, there is always new knowledge waiting to be …show more content…
Before entering Univ 1100, I was particularly lazy and didn 't exactly know what I wished to do career wise. I had an idea however, I wasn 't exactly fond of goal making or actually persuing things one step at a time. Furthermore, I had yet to creat a plan of action neccessary for succeess. Throughout the course, I was able to create this plan one step at a time, beginning with the development of "Grit". Henceforth, I moved on to the development of leadership skills and goal setting. Developing leadership skills was a feat quite difficult for me due to the concept of my timidity. I was never the kind of person to jump at the chance to lead a group as I believed it didnt really matter who kead the group as long as everyone activly fulfilled their roles. However, I would soon learn that leadership mean 't more than just being in the lead. leadership mean 't making the proper decisions and analyzing every concept of a theory before properly discussing it. On eof the most important aspects of leadership however, revolves around the concept that in order to lead somone else, you must first learn to lead yourself. This simple action alone is where I lacked credibility. As a colleg student, I must admit that I am still searching and finding myself and who I actually am as opposed to who I wish to

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