Professionalism might be a bit of a stretch to start a description of this blog. I simply love the colors grey and black. I enjoy a clean, sleek look and, as far as I am aware, these colors have had a tendency to creep into professional theaters for centuries. Therefore I have adopted that my style has a tendency to sway more towards being a professional. However, this does not mean my personality is very professional. In fact I tend to be far opposite.
Dry humor and a straight face is how I like to go about things and most conversations tend to turn to sarcasm. I don’t like to take myself too seriously and will often use myself as the subject for many of my jokes. This part of my personality is another reason why I chose this particular “Theme” for the blog. While most of the time I am being sarcastic and making jokes, I do not blatantly reveal this on my face. My personality tends to be veiled by a serious and plain demeanor just like the template for this blog. So if you ever see me stone faced in class or on campus just know I do not mean it in a “Keep Off” fashion. Sadly, it is just my face, and I am more than happy to help if you ever need anything.
The self-efficacy part, however, is spot on what I hope this blog will present about myself. My current recreational reading is primarily devoted to applied psychology, particularly in the professional/competitive golf field. I am currently reading Bob Rotella’s 15th Club, and hope to continue translating his vast experience, not only into my own golf game, but into my personal and interpersonal life as well. I have found that in golf you cannot take yourself too seriously. Yes, you can approach everything you do with passion and confidence, but, at the end of the day, you must maintain a level of humility. I have learned that in everything you do there will be highs and there will be lows. Without humility, these highs and lows will have a much more significant impact on your own view of yourself and any sense of self-efficacy will falter. I like to think that my greatest strength, and one I have learned from reading Rotella’s books, is the ability to poke fun at myself whilst never losing any confidence. These attributes keep me empathetic, honest, and stubbornly persistent.