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Unformatted text preview: Cory Persson Career Path Moses 7:18 “And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.” “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” Baha’u’llah As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have faith that all people can and will live someday in complete harmony. There will be a world filled with peace and love, and people will live in righteousness. However, this is something that every person needs to strive to achieve, it will not just happen in an instant. One of my biggest goals is to form my life in this way, and help others do the same. I have discovered throughout my life that I have an ability to make an impact on other people’s lives, and that I find happiness when I see others make positive changes due to my influence. That is what I’m good at, that it what I like, and that is what I want to continue to do during my life. I believe that unity and peace is first achieved within oneself, and can then be spread to others. I would call myself a leader, and need responsibility to help me take issues seriously and work to my highest potential. I also have strong organizational skills that allow me to work in an efficient manner. Dimensions of Development There are many ideas, approaches, layers, sectors, aspects, and dimensions of development work, all of them being very important and necessary in order to make a difference. However, as Calvin Coolidge said, “You can’t do everything at once, but you can do something at once.” Different people are needed for different dimensions of development, and together it is possible to achieve the changes necessary to improve our world. My philosophy on development is that everyone should play an important role in the decisions made and the actual changes that will occur. Working in an efficient and unified manner can bring about the best results; the person in charge of a development project should be no more important than the people who are actually carrying it out. Certain people are better than others at certain things, yet everyone can make a difference, and everyone should make a...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course IAS 220 taught by Professor Dixon during the Fall '09 term at BYU.
- Fall '09