Consider the concept of Personal Mastery by Senge and Make a journal entry on the concept by applying it to your life through the following sections:

Consider the concept of Personal Mastery by Senge and Make a journal entry on the concept by applying it to your life through the following sections:

 

ACQUIRE

Describe briefly the concept and objectively, Try to identify the central idea, i.e., the central insight, principle, or force driving the concept. Provide enough depth to show that you understand the concept. 

INTERPRET

Interpret the significance of the concept, to your life:

  1. describe how the concept integrates with what you already know.
  2. explain how it is relevant to you. i.e., explain what in the information constitutes signals versus noise at this present time in your experience, 
  3. reflect upon how it is meaningful to you, i.e., ponder the import and implications of these signals to your life and work, and 
  4. delineate how this information could be useful to you, i.e., how it could make a positive difference in your life if you put the information into practice. 
  5. Be specific. Illustrate your thoughts with concrete examples.

    Be sure to explain WHY this concept.  

    Why do you NEED to do to put this concept into action in your life?  

    How would using this concept BENEFIT your growth and development?

    In what upcoming situation(s), circumstance(s), relationship interaction(s), or opportunities COULD YOU APPLY this concept to great benefit?

    APPLY

    Now use the PDSA approach to apply your selected concept.  Come up with a plan for making the improvement, and do the plan or put the plan into action. Next, study the outcome of your plan and decide on the next steps you need to take—that is, how you must modify (adjust) your plan in order to continue making an improvement in the selected area. Act or take action again on this revised plan—that is, execute your revised plan and begin the process of practicing this new thought, feeling, or behavior until it becomes a new habit that you have chosen to develop. New habits of thinking, feeling, speaking, and behaving take repeated turns of PDSA over time to develop!

    Plan

    List the specific steps of action you will take to put this concept to work in your life and/or job and/or your organization. 

    follow the S.M.A.R.T. Goals acronym to guide the development of your specific action steps (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound).

    Include details on who, what, when, where, how, and why you will put the concept into action.

    Do

    Take action! Implement, execute, or do your plan. After you have executed your plan in the real world in real time, i.e., in the present time, describe here in some detail what you did and what happened when you did it. What was the outcome?

    This should be the most extensive portion of your journal entry.