Personal Commitment Analysis

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My personal commitment was with my friend Stacy. She has been my friend since my freshman year in college, but through the years we have slowly distanced ourselves from each other due to different classes and busy schedules. We were as close as sisters and now, in our last semester as juniors, have not seen each other since sophomore year. We occasionally text each other 3 or 4 times a month, which is different from 3 or 4 times a week like we did our first year of college. My commitment was to change my attitude from being distant and busy, to one that was cheerful and supportive. My commitment was also to make time to see her face-to-face and talk to her in hopes of becoming closer to each other, like we were in our freshman year. My second …show more content…
In my personal commitment the biggest breakthrough was meeting Stacy face-to-face. We had not seen each other since sophomore year because I would tell her I was busy every time she wanted to meet. The fish philosophy helped me talk to Stacy more frequently and for longer periods of time. We became like sisters again, sharing events in our life, joking around, and offering support to each other. We even arranged to have one class together that we both need next semester. In my professional commitment the breakthrough was that I had formed an interest in the class and I got to know most of the people in my class fairly well. A girl in the class even brought brownies for everyone after she saw me offer snacks to the people at my table. I also asked the professor for help, which helped me A’s the exams and understand the hard material. After talking to the people at my table and getting them engaged, they began talking to others, which ultimately resulted in the whole class talking to each other before …show more content…
In my personal commitment with my friend Stacy I make certain goals each week, like how many times, minimum, I should talk to her and for how long. This helps me keep frequent contact with her so I don’t forget her when I am immersed in my studies. I also remind myself to have a willing and cheerful attitude around her, instead of the attitude I had before. I weighed the alternatives of what I should do to make Stacy’s day as well. I try to control my actions and decisions by maintaining the days I distance myself to a minimum of two times a week. In my professional commitment with my cognitive psychology class, I made the goal to answer one question the professor directed towards the class. I also made the goal to talk to at least the professor and another classmate each class period. I changed my attitude from being disinterested and tired, to being interested and cheerful. I weighed the alternatives of what I should do to make my classmates day, such as asking them about the class paper and if they need clarification, or whether to bring snacks. Overall, the fish philosophy helped me learn how to change a situation and make conscious decisions to better myself and my

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