Today I woke up at 7 AM earlier than usual to go have breakfast with my room mate because we usually don't see each other throughput the day except for night time. The lines were so long I ended up just eating small snacks because none of the lines were worth the wait. I than left to go back to my dorm and take a nap got ready at headed to class at 8:45 AM, since it only takes 10 minutes to get to class.
During class we had discussions on our pre-reading which I learned the actual power of words. We read about many inspiring leaders who were starting up an organization and told stories about what they would do in their organization to inspire others with their visionary words and people actually felt inspired and tried to help. I never really though of how powerful words can be until now. I read another example about how a kid in college received hate mail, so this group started to ask students around school how they felt about the situation. Yet, when they did a person who posed as a student would say either he deserved it or that wasn't right and most of the time the real student would follow along with what the posed student would say. So how I thought about this is, if you can you use in a positive way to inspire others people will follow you in your goal,but you have to speak very passionate about it.
After the discussion we had a guest speaker by the name of Jen Baker who has pretty much done everything she put her mind to. She said she started off as just a normal teenage girl, but from their instead of normal she was extraordinary. She has been in the military and has went to Cornell and now she is the assistant director of Athletics. She has gone through a lot in life, but what has kept her to keep pushing is her strong persistence. It was very inspiring to hear all of her accomplishments. After her speaking she had made us took a strength analysis quiz. From there we would pick our top five and analyze how we have used them, will use them as a follower, and use them as a leader. My top five strengths were Positive, Relate, develop, futurist, and empathize. Which now looking back at it, it really does describe who I am. I am very positive person who can relate and make connections with others. The strengths just made me sound as a very happy person, which I am. My strengths will definitively mold me into a leader who can make connections with people and I know that will help me in the long run.
After the lesson I went to go eat lunch and met four new friends ranging from New York all the way to Singapore.The one thing I really like about Cornell so far is all the different people I will and have met so far.
I finally went back to my dorm and tweaked finishing touches on my essay and finally went to go eat AGAIN with Kachi. From there Kachi and I watched our favorite show, Game of Thrones together and studied in the dorms.