For the last weeks I've been thinking about some general stuff. Even though these might be a bit off topic for this entry, I find them important enough to share those. The first is that, through my internship, I'm really starting to know how life really turns around your work. Now, the famous "work on something you enjoy" is something I truly understand. Through this experience I'm fully convinced of how my future looks, and by having the idea clear alongside a purpose, it will be easier to start laying out the bricks. The thought of having to enjoy work led to another hypothesis. It's common to get told at the age of 17 that we need to enjoy our work experience, but why doesn't anybody tell us at the age of 7 that we need to enjoy our school experience. Should we choose the toughest courses because they'll build a better future? No. We should choose the ones we enjoy the most, because those are the ones that truly will build a base to our passion. Moreover, a connection between two ideas just broke through my mind as a consequence of the deep, reflective music I hear as I type this entry (Ludovico Einaudi). About a week a go, our final thesis project had a huge pivot. We were trying to improve other's people "homes" (education) when ours isn't completely clean. At the same time, as I read Menotti's book, "Futbol: Juego, deporte y profesión", I found extremely interesting how self challenging he was and how this then enabled him to challenge his teammates. Nowadays, we constantly see people blame others for things they also do, and let pass by. And yes, it could have happened to us. Trying to connect back to the theme, this leads to my first strength: conviction.
I'm somebody who has things clear. Priorities. Ideas. Thoughts. Believes. I know who to value and try to bond with them, although maintaining respect to everyone else. I value people with a set of values as mine, old-fashioned, in a time they seem scarce. I believe more in intuition than knowledge. I've learned the transcendence of rebellion. I've learned the importance to always do things for a reason. And I've learned to values this set of reasons for which I do things.
I've definitely improved in those set of skills. I also value my efficiency, work-ethic, awareness and other characteristics, although they sometimes just complement other, more important, values. Probably, my biggest improvement has been to hear in order to act--because it's one thing to recognize what you can improve on and another to actually challenge yourself to improve in those--and then improve. So, here I go.
First of all, I find it hard to be empathetic with those who believe and act in different ways than I do. I sometimes feel that it's unnecessary to hand explications of my decisions to people, when doing so would make things clear because it would show how my decisions are for the purpose of a long term vision.
Similarly, I find it hard to be efficient and produce beautiful work out of my comfort zone. When I have to work in things I don't believe in or that I dislike in some way, I show my frustration and it has a negative impact on the culture. Just the same as the previous paragraph, but switching people with tasks. In order to improve these I need to develop patience skills and try to see the purpose behind people asking me to do something, even though I don't enjoy and they know that I won't enjoy it and we both know they don't want to harm me, to start working on this weakness. And as I believe, by taking my weaknesses to a decent level and taking my strengths to it's maximum potential, I will distinguish myself between the extremely competent world we live in and I will be able to achieve my overall life goal: happiness.