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Cognitive Backpack Essay By: Mitchell Fox I have various skills from the cognitive backpack. Some are strengths and some are weaknesses. I will be discussing my strengths throughout this essay and I will also share a few various stories to help prove my strengths. The three skills I will be discussing my strengths about will be: Analyzing expectations, assessing opportunities and thinking long-term and previewing potential outcomes. The stories I share will precisely provide support to my strength. The first strength that I am going to a***s is my ability to analyze expectations. I play a lot of competitive golf and I have to keep my expectations for myself very high. If I lowered my expectations my results would get worse. When you lower the bar of expectations you will never reach your true potential. I also have to keep my expectations realistic though. So when I go into a tournament I will have a score that I want to shoot that day. I can only control how I play and if I achieved my own expectations. If I achieve my expectations then the leader board will fall into place. This story might help explain what was just said. I am going into the Burlington High School Championship and the weather was just brutal. ...read more.


You have to a***s your opportunities and look at which one is most favorable for you to succeed at. I won that qualifier that I registered for. That is because I am good at assessing opportunities. At that match play tournament I had to pick times to play aggressive and times to lay back. Those types of play are parts of assessing opportunities. I don't need to go for everything and play full out attack, some holes all I need to do is lay back and make a simple par. In my first match, my opponents first tee shot went in the water. I realized tat all I need to do to win the hole is layback and get a par. So I just laid back and hit an iron off the tee and made a simple par instead of trying to force a driver down there an possibly making the same mistake my opponent did. That is a perfect example of assessing an opportunity. There were various occasions during that match that I had to a***s what was going on and what I thought my opponent would do, so that I could favor myself to winning the match. Golf is a thinking game and you need to be thinking at all times. ...read more.


Golf is about controlling your bad shots and if the first shot wasn't hit well it would result I the water and the outcome would be very bad. So to say the least golf requires a lot of thinking on every shot. It requires you to look for potential outcomes of each shot and when to take risks and what the rewards will be if you are successful. The skill of realizing potential outcomes and thinking long term is also a very good skill to have. This skill can help in various situations throughout life. I am glad that golf has showed to how to realize stuff like that and I am glad that I posses this skill from the cognitive backpack. The cognitive backpack is full of various useful skills. I would like to someday say that I posses each and every skill. If you posses each and every skill you are going to be successful in whatever you do. They are all very useful in many situations. I am happy with the skills that I posses right now but I am not satisfied with the amount that I have. I will not be completely satisfied until I posses every one. I have many goals to complete in life and if I have all of those skills those goals will be done very easily. Therefore the cognitive backpack skills are very useful and everyone should strive to posses ach and every one. ...read more.

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