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Running Head: JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT 1 Journal Assignment Sara Jacob [name of school] [course code], 12 [Teacher’s name] March 12, 2021
JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT 10 1. “The big key to improvement in anything can be summed up in three words – practice, practice, practice.” (St. John, 2012). Did you ever have to re-do something to strive for that greatness? What did you do to improve upon your other efforts? In my eyes, practising is the key to success. An individual will not achieve their greatest desires and aspirations overnight - but with days, months, if not years of dedicated commitment and practice. Unfortunately, along with practice comes failure. Many people have negative perceptions of failure, however for me, failure is merely another step along the way to achieving greatness and prosperity in life. Practising is not only involved with financial and educational success, but, it is involved in improving all of the aspects in our lives, including our personal relationships with our loved ones. In terms of dysfunctional relationships, we must learn to control and channel our emotionality, before it becomes destructive (Getting Love Right, 142) . An individual can do so, by practising - whether it is through various communication techniques and/or altering their negative habits. In my life personally, I have experienced feelings of defeat and failure many times. I would be lying if I said that I have never given up on anything in my life. However, with years of practice, failure, and accomplishment, I have learned that you will never accomplish anything in life without practice. In my experience, I have had to re-do many tasks in order to strive for greatness, more specifically, I can recall a difficult experience that I have endured with one of my good friends, Melissa. About three years ago, due to busy schedules and important responsibilities, we had started to experience many disagreements and indifferences in our friendship. Personally, I identify myself as a “compliant,” as I began to act ignorantly to our disagreements by avoiding her confrontation (Sanders, lecture 3, slide 4) . On the other hand, Melissa categorizes as more of an “attacker,” as she began to increasingly blame me for being
JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT 10 the cause of our constant arguments and disagreements (Sanders, lecture 3, slide 6) . Our differentiating coping mechanisms had made it even more difficult to find compromise. However, during one of our many confrontations, I had finally suggested methods to solve our disagreements instead of simply complying with her. I had suggested we both worked on ourselves and indirectly maintain our beautiful friendship through various communication methods and exercises. Through practise, we had learned to better communicate with each other, which therefore, helped us understand one another better. Through practise, we had developed a peaceful and non-confrontational means of communication. I had practised by learning to communicate my feelings rather than neglecting our friendship issues, whereas Melissa had learned to avoid blaming me as the cause of our problems. Until this very day,

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