Well guys, its been a while since I promised to come back to you with the Second part of the Jensen Report :P.
Its just that, hmmm, MANY things have been shifting my world upside down and cant focus a lot having all this buzz going on inside my head. Good thing is that all these issues are putting to test what I just learned in this seminar.
Werner taught us in the seminar that people have a certain idea about the future they want for themselves or for their lifes, however, most of the times, this imagined future is just a projection of the lived past. That is, people hardly change and in imagining their future you can be certain that this will be just an extension in time of your past behaviors, beliefs and attitudes… I know, its getting tricky huh?. However, Michael C. Jensen, also taught us that the future you want for your life (as a leader in this case) must have to be created through your actions in the present, DISREGARDING your past. In simple words, the past does not equal the future!, people sometimes believe they are predestined to do something in accordance to what they have lived in previous years…. and they become a self-fulfilling history because they keep on on practicing or living in this same way. The trick however, is to define the future without any preconceived ideas about your past…. (im not that great at …. dah dah dah, or, I didnt used to excel at ….dah dah dah), otherwise such ideas will unconsciously creep in without you noticing and will drive up your life for you, without you having control of it. Was that clear at all???? 😛
At this point they mentioned that we all have experienced certain things in our past that have determined the way we live our life. For instance, a pretty damned good example was that of Prof. Michael C. Jensen… when he was a kid, he used to play baseball, but his skills were not as good when compared to those of others. One day, he said, it really got to him that everyone, including his dad, didnt believe that he had any skills for sports, that’s the reason why he quit doing any kind of sports from that point on up until his adulthood. In order to compensate for his weak “Athletic” capacity, he found a way to compensate for it by studying a lot until becoming the well Known and Respected Scholar he is today. He explained that, that experience was the one that shaped his future; that is, the lived past projected him as quite “unsuccesful” future as baseball player and, consequently, he compensated by studying and becoming a famous scholar.
How to achieve the future you want then?? Awareness!!. That is, we must be aware of the past limiting our behavior and realize that any future is possible, that no genes, past, family history, etc have ANYTHING to do with your future… that we must act in the present towards the future we want, without having the ghosts from the past… 🙂 not easy to do, but achievable with dedication 😛
Stayed tunned for the last part…. Integrity 😀
Meanwhile, got to go to the police….. turns out that the car I sold less than a year ago -to pay for the tuition at RSM- is involved in a case of murder…. :S…. need to testify the facts… Just today, when I had planned to work on my thesis and go jogging for peace of mind…. 🙂 What a day…..