Unit Three Assignment
Jim is a young college student who is trying his hardest in school to impress his parents. He feels a lot of pressure from his father who wants him to succeed; but he doesn’t feel as though he can live up to his father’s expectations. I don’t believe Jim has a very good perception of himself; he feels as though he needs to achieve the same academic success that his father did. Instead of having a positive attitude about the work that he has done he always has his father’s voice in his head telling him that he should’ve done better. “One implication is that, when you and another person disagree about something, neither of you is necessarily wrong.” (Wood, 2010, p.79). Just because school was easy for Jim’s father doesn’t mean that what Jim has accomplished isn’t his best. It can be very hard to believe in yourself when you feel as though you are trying to hardest and you aren’t achieving the results you want to see.
How Jim feels about his academic success will definitely hinder his future work. Jim feels as though he is trying as hard as he can in school; he thinks that even if he studied more it wouldn’t change the outcome. When you perceive yourself poorly it is going to be hard to be successful in anything that you do. Jim’s father isn’t helping the situation though; if his father was more encouraging about his school work it might boost his self concept. It isn’t fair to compare someone to yourself, everyone excels at different things. Jim’s father should say “you did well this semester but how can you do even better next time”, instead of telling him how he managed to do amazing in school. It is important for Jim to look at his accomplishments instead of trying to amount to what his father has accomplished.
There are many ways that Jim can improve his school work. The most important thing is be aware of his surroundings when he is studying or doing home work. If Jim...