I love learning but loathe education. I get a lot of anxiety when faced with a deadline to learn 'x' amount of information. It makes the time I spend in class enjoyable and productive but homework is a disaster and tests even worse. It has causes me a lot of frustration and I know that is not right. However, I am trying to overcome that during my time here at BYU. I want the pattern of learning I am laying right now to continue for the rest of my life. I want to feel confident in my ability to gain all types of education within and without the classroom. I have desired these things before but this book gave me the motivation to not only continue my education but to do well in my classes. It was a stern but gentle reminder. I hope I can keep this drive going as we face finals and the ending of another semester. Hinkley defined education as “the training of the mind and the body”. I really need to apply that to my life better. Sometimes I do only the bare minimum for my classes and only learn the things that I need to get a passing grade, not the complete learning I could achieve if I really worked hard. I don't want this pattern of learning to extend to other areas but feel it very easily could. If I am not careful, I could start doing the bare minimum in my church callings, in my relationships, at work, and taking care of myself, which is quite scary. It is living far below my promised potential. I need to train myself to do better and to continually put forth my best effort. It is clear that Hinkley has a love of learning that has served him very well in his life. He said, “The learning process is endless. We must read, we must observe, we must assimilate, and we must ponder that to which we expose our minds.” He knew what it meant to never put a stop to learning. His patterns of work and learning began very early in life and has allowed him to accomplish all that he has and gain the great trait of wisdom. No one regrets the things they have learned, they regret the lessons they did not learn or that they learned too late. I do not want to feel any regret or remorse when I get to the end of my life. Acquiring knowledge is the first step to attaining wisdom. Hinkley emphasized reading and learning from books in particular. The internet and mobile devices has expanded exponentially since his time and has allowed more information than ever to be shared. Information on every subject is available instantly. This is an opportunity unique to our generation and we must take advantage of it. Hinkley says, “The more we learn, the more we are in a position to learn... if we keep [our minds] sharpened on good literature and uplifting entertainment, if we are constantly interested in learning new things and acquiring new skills, personal development is inevitable”. If we make a habit of learning, it will influence our lives and the lives of our children. Knowledge is a powerful tool and one that we can use as we strive to change the world and really make a difference. People that are regarded as extraordinary or brilliant never started out that way. It usually took them years of hard work and effort to become motivators for change. Becoming these people, according to Hinkley, “will cause the years to pass faster than we might wish but they will be filled with a sweet and wonderful zest that will add flavor to life and power to our personal influence and ability to teach and lead.” We cannot lead or teach with wisdom if we have not first attained the knowledge necessary to do so. Not only secular learning is vital. We must search for and expect spiritual learning as well. It complements and and reinforces all other types of learning. He said that, “I believe that the glory of God is intelligence, and that the Almighty takes delight in our efforts to improve and enrich and enhance our minds.” However, in order for this to take place, we must do our part and put forth the effort of gaining knowledge. After reading this book,…
Trust – the new bottom line
Jim Hetherton considers the business case for Trust
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Trust is News
2011 has given the public plenty of reasons for a building sense of mistrust. The UK phone hacking scandal has hit Rupert Murdoch where it hurts most - in the wallet. According to the BBC, the…
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Why Cheat & How do we Prevent it
Studies consistently reveal that at least half of college students admit to cheating at some time in their academic careers…
Imagine if you wanted to live out your dream, create something for your family and have a good life but cannot due to the country you live in. America is known to be the land of the free and opportunity, what does that really mean? Throughout this land we have countless cultures everywhere, but how did they get here? It may seem so easy and obtainable but do we really take the time to think about the struggle of those who try to live here but are not natives? Through personal conversations…
I feel integrity is an important value that managers need to have, so they can be successful leaders. Integrity is the key for leaders to lead, to give the employees the ability to perform in their jobs. Managers need to always do the right things even if they don’t gain anything and also, they need to be honest. Managers with integrity could help their team to succeed at work by creating an honest, trustful, and freedom work environment. Employees will feel better working in…
Will integrity overcome instinct?
Human beings, along with animals, are designed to escape from danger and protect themselves. It is our natural instinct but fear is often associated with this and can easily sway an outcome. In life there are many circumstances where we are faced with difficult decisions but we are to keep a strong grasp on our moral standards. We are to be open, honest, and inclusive. Should we exercise integrity through decency and responsibility or practice self-preservation…
Integrity In Catcher in The Rye
Holden Marshall does have some flaws, but Salinger does give him a definite set of morals. Holden shows his integrity by displaying respect for women, protecting the innocence of youth, and being honest and unpretentious. However, Holden’s standards are so high that nobody can give him what he wants. In Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger uses Holden’s pickiness in evaluating people to illustrate how no one can meet up to his very high standards of one’s…
January 29, 2015
Academic Integrity to me means that you are completely honest with your work. You didn’t cheat or plagiarize any of your work, it is all in your own words. Knowing that you can do the work by yourself clearly means that you understand what is being taught and you actually put in an effort to learn more. You should be able to complete any assignments, exams, and any other given assignments with complete honesty. College professors and college faculty want…
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Academic Integrity Paper
University of Phoenix
October 8, 2012
This paper will speak of Academic Integrity. What it means to use it correctly and the consequences when wrongfully used. I will voice my views along with the views of others on how Academic Integrity is good rule to follow to write a paper. The paper will also be speaking of the disciplinary action that will be put into place and how students have to go through steps to completing those disciplinary terms.…
Honesty and Integrity and How it Affects Unit Cohesion
Honesty, Integrity, and Trust are all key factors in the cohesion of a unit. Knowing you can trust the other preforming members in your respective unit, builds a good team building environment that leads to the highest quality of success and increase of morale within the unit. Honesty above all is not only expected, but is a standard within the 75th Ranger Regiment, It builds character within an individual soldier, creates and maintains…