aerial view of green and white ocean water

We need to find the force to fight ourselves when we say ” I can’t do it”. Persisting is not an easy process that as a human being we need to use it. I can see myself doing the same thing couple of years ago. changing my carrier from being a lawyer was not an easy decision. When I started taking a science course, sometimes I felt exhausted and I want it to drop the course. it was not an easy process to talk to myself and find a solution, I saw that are many different ways to solve this problem, and asking for help is a way that I do not feel uncomfortable anymore. I start to build plan B or C, in case my plan A does not work. I was not seeing that as a failure but as a way to persist in my success.

I have used habits of mind, without knowing that. I found myself in most of those habits, and I like to practice as much as I can, questioning myself while taking an action, or saying anything, before saying something to someone or giving an opinion. We need to take into consideration other people’s ideas, opinions, and feelings. We are not all the same, but using the habits of minds we can create a positive environment and a healthy relationship with others.

It seems easy to say that I want to listen to others before saying anything or acting, but it is a hard process that we incorporate our brain with our vulnerability to talk before listening. I was doing Yoga for a while, and as a person that I react very quickly, it helps me to talk before with my own self before jumping to conclusions. When we process our own thinking the changes to her someone are very rare. 

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Laura
August 11, 2021 4:58 am

I am amazed by your post. I can tell you that I could relate your story to myself. While I was reading it, I was very impressed with the connection I felt. 
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “We need to find the force to fight ourselves when we say “I can’t do it.” I think it is very important to remind ourselves every day, especially during this difficult time that we are facing as a result of the pandemic. 
 
Another sentence that I loved was: “We need to take into consideration other people’s ideas, opinions, and feelings.” This stood out for me because it is essential to respect other people. These qualities are fundamental in a classroom because as educators will help us to make the students feel valued and part of the classroom. I have to highlight that you are very brave to change your career and persist in your education. 

Have you seen this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFnMTHhKdkw I thought you might be interested in this because I know you will teach your students to be persistent and stay away from the “I can’t do it.”

Marina
August 10, 2021 2:24 am

Hi Mirseda, your bio is insightful and it was a pleasure to hear you tell who you are through a Habits of Mind Lens. I really appreciate this line: “but using the habits of minds we can create a positive environment and a healthy relationship with others.” It reminds me that the habits are significant in many ways. Thank you for sharing!

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