Finally, after a long and unique semester of classes it's all about to end!
Things I'm looking forward to after semester is over:
In the spirit of ending the semester on a more efficient note, James spoke to us about GTD (Getting Things Done) and a whole lot of other really useful things to consider in such busy and stressful times.
Specifically for Con students, James suggested that we are all perfectionists and therefore spend a lot more time than we probably need to trying to complete a task to absolute perfection - which is somewhat unreasonable and impossible when it comes down to it. But the thing that was most confronting to me is that we tend to focus on what we haven't achieved, rather than what we have achieved for a lot of our lives. For me personally this really resonated with every exam or challenge I've ever had to face. In terms of school I was always more concerned with things like, "what did I get wrong?"... or "Why did I lose a mark?".... rather than "Wow! I got 80% in this assessment" or... "Damn! I actually learnt this piece!"...
Of course, as learners it's important to find errors and fix them, but I think he made a really good point about being able to appropriately recognise the effort and hard work that you've put in to successfully complete a project.
In terms of GTD - a concept explored by David Allen, James mentioned the importance of being realistic when having a to do list.
So here's a to do list of what to do in a to do list...
So with that, I leave this as my last blog post on TME class for the semester before the big PoL on my mashup project. Thanks for reading! It's been a great way to reflect and learn through this blog, I hope to see some comments at some point so if you've got any thoughts or concerns, let me know in the comment section below!