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What is creation ? Are we creating in life ?

What is creation ?….. It varies from person to person..! a new thing / being comes into existence by certain action ( I am not sure if there is something called inaction !!, being not in action is also a way of action !!)…Who can create… every individual creates… is there any moment where there is no creation ?!  every one keeps creating continuously !!, but we may not be present that we are creating…continuously… including reading this blog is a creation (which did not exist before….!!)

What if this creation is “mindfully” created … how our life would be. ?! many times we don’t know what to create..? that is the reason we don’t create mindfully…!! then how do we create mindfully ? ….and one thing is for sure… the level of success is pretty high when we create mindfully ? what is the access for that ??

One of the access ….is “Begin with an end in the Mind” ….that is always begin with a goal… !!

what if …!? I am OK and you are OK

It is a question that keeps coming very often…the other person is not able to understand whatever the efforts I make to understand….and all my efforts go in vain…what to do !?…

What if ..if the other person is not understanding or not making efforts willfully/not willfully ..but not with an intention to hurt you…but with an intention of doing right things in their own way…

what do we call that …?! I am OK and you are OK…!!

 

Classifications of Speech Act..by John Searle

https://isacnewton.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/what-is-a-speech-act/

All the speech acts happens in a certain context: Depending upon the speech context, the meaning changes, so context is decisive.

  1. DECLARATIONS: Speaker changes /creates a new world by the utterance. (Eg: Priest declares – I pronounce you are husband and wife … In an organization… Manager declares – You are promoted)
  2. REPRESENTATIVES: Speaker utterances about what he/she  believes to be TRUE or FALSE. (Eg: Speaker says – Earth is flat, Ball is round )
  3. EXPRESSIVES: Speaker expresses the psychological state like pain, pleasure, joy or sorrow (Eg: we are celebrating my son’s 1st birthday happily, I regret that I could not reach on time)
  4. DIRECTIVES: Speaker directs others to get something done like command, order, suggestion, requests.. (Eg: Stand outside of the class for not doing the homework, Please pass the book)

What is a “speech Act” ?… a source of performance

What is a Speech Act?

A speech act is an utterance that serves a function in communication. We perform speech acts when we offer an apology, greeting, request, complaint, invitation, compliment, or refusal. A speech act might contain just one word, as in “Sorry!” to perform an apology, or several words or sentences: “I’m sorry I forgot your birthday. I just let it slip my mind.” Speech acts include real-life interactions and require not only knowledge of the language but also appropriate use of that language within a given culture…. http://carla.umn.edu/speechacts/definition.html

What is most interesting is the utterance  of words alone is not creating the meaning…the background [ CONTEXT ] gives the meaning !!..so I am looking from the performance point of view…how does this matter ?

Who has the context ?….the initiator or the receiver…both…

we might have come across people who uses excellent vocabulary..but their utterance does not make an impact…because the context of initiator and receiver are completely different !.. so what is most important to achieve the performance ?……managing the context in which people take action impacts to a large extent…

that is why language is not only words, it is combination of so many things which include culture, circumstance,  peoples need and so on..the combination of which is a context…and becomes one of the source of performance …!! in terms of relationship, work, health, entertainment…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversations that produce results (2) !!

https://isacnewton.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/conversations-that-produce-results-1/

This blog is sequel to the above  blog

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Moving to Step 2 in the above diagram…

Customer (Requester) : Is the customer is committed to his / her request ? if the requester is not clear with the intention or with what he/she wants to accomplish.. in the requesting stage itself there is a negative impact of performance !! (Example: Requesting for going to a movie together !!)

Performer(Responder): It the performer is capable enough or the right person to accomplish the request ?! (If no there is a negative impact on performance)

Action: what is the expected result here ?

Conditions of satisfaction : Mutually both have to come to terms on perform the action, satisfying both of them (Very critical), here if one of them is not satisfied, it becomes a force … we might often experience this in every day life like children getting ready to school or spending together time for the same activity etc.,

Time frame: Being very specific, when we are vague like tomorrow we can do…it is not specific, tomorrow what time…

 

While the above details about list of attributes a requester need to fulfill, a conversational speech which is the source of performance (producing results or initiating actions) comes to different forms or acts, called as acts of speech, classified into these categories..!

1. Declarations – Change the circumstance of reality. Example couple is declared as married. Declarations must be made under valid conditions, so that what people with authority say is always respected and anything that gets in its way is eliminated.

2. Commitment  – Commit the speaker to future actions (example – promises). Should be given when grounds can be supplied on request.

3. Assertions – Commit the speaker to the truth of an expression.

4. Directives (such as requests, commands, and advice) cause the listener to follow a requested action,  should be well articulated, with clear and complete conditions of satisfaction, and entail the commitment of the customer to make assessments as a customer.

5. Expression – Convey a speaker attitude or emotion !!

 

 

— when we talk about conversation that produce results, when we make a request, look at if the above elements of request is adhered, what kind of impact it will have on the performance? certainly there will be positive impact on the performance.

— what about listening – do we pay attention to the above elements of requests ? if we pay attention to the above elements of listening? what kind of impact it will have on the performance in listening ?!.. Look at relationship, what kind of impact it will have on the relationship ?

………..More about the conversations that produce results in the next blog…!

 

 

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