My partner and I are going to do a challenge- communicate only with emoji for a month. I think it will be fun, and even if we don’t understand each other, we can talk face to face.
I used GarageBand to edit my audios.
This is screenshots of my calendar reminders.
Here’s the recording of our experience:
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|Day One||Day 1||Day one|
|Day Two||Day 2||Day two|
|Day Three||Day 3||Day three|
|Day Four||Day 4||Day four|
|Day Five||Day 5||Day five|
- Here are the two questions we chose:
- Based on today–do you think you would be able to do this challenge for a whole month? Why or why not?
- How much does technology influence your relationships with others? What makes you say so?
Here are the 4 threads we chose:
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|Partner 2||audio 1||audio 2|
“In every area of life — from your education to your work to your health — it is your amount of grit, mental toughness, and perseverance predicts your level of success more than any other factor we can find.”
“talent is overrated.”
“Mental toughness is like a muscle. It needs to be worked to grow and develop. If you haven’t pushed yourself in thousands of small ways, of course, you’ll wilt when things get really difficult.”
These three quotes tell that mental toughness is very important. Not that once you have strength or smarts or leadership potential then you can be successful. There’s something irreplaceable, it is grit — the perseverance and passion to achieve long–term goals — that made the difference. However, it not easy to have grit which supports you till you achieve the top, first you need a tough mental, as the article said, mental toughness is like a muscle, you push it, it becomes stronger, but if you do not care about it, it wilts.
Next time, for partner agreement, I would talk more about time management, my partner and I manage the time well because it is very convenient for us to see each other, however, I won’t always collaborate with people who are easy to meet, so I will consider to manage the time and also think about the way to communicate with my future partner. In addition, after I read an article I consider to ask these questions to myself and also my partners:
- What are some honest, unfiltered things about you?
- What drives you nuts?
- What are your quirks?
- What qualities do you particularly value in people who work with you?
- What are some things that people might misunderstand about you that you should clarify?”
Every part of these tools is very useful if you use it in the right way. We always need to do reflection to ourselves, therefore, we need to take a closer look at ourselves, measure what we feel, sharpen emotional vocabulary, pick up for others’ emotional states and also open up to others. These can help us better collaborate and communicate with other people.
That’s all, thank you for reading. 🙂