My current paper (due tomorrow at midnight) asks me to create a personal mission statement, vision statement, and list of core values. Organizations create and use them to stay on track and have a concrete vision of the future; they revise them regularly, as well. In my current class, a huge focus has been placed on value-added education, self-regulation, and goal-setting. Initially, I viewed all of the above as busy work.
My views have changed.
This class requires immense amounts of self-reflection. Too few people take the time, myself included, to adequately self reflect and create goals and visions. By creating focus, goals, and an understanding of the future path (even though it may change), success is more likely.
(Yes, I know. Not my most well-written post. My brain is all over the place today.)