Requirement: Rizal Course

Who Influences Me the Most?


Whether it’s a person, book, blog, or whatever it might be, everyone has some kind of influence in their lives. According to an online dictionary, influence is the capacity or power of persons to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior and opinions of others. Moreover, an influence can drive someone to make themselves better, or send them in the wrong direction.  And just like anyone else, I have had many influences in my life, some good, some bad, and they all cross my mind whenever I have to make a big decision. As of the moment, over all the ones that do come across my mind, the books I have read impact my decision the most.


I have been reading inspirational and spiritual books for almost 4 years now. They have always taught me to be who I am and not to pretend to be someone I am not. A Book told me that I should not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of my mind. Then I will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will, coming from Romans 12:2. It leads me to the idea of me being so unique, and that I should not be afraid to let my true colors shine. Some books specifically tell me that I have to choose friends carefully, but it’s so difficult for me to do this because I tend to be friends with anybody. I just learn how to treasure the right ones. They also taught me that I am free to make my own plans and I am unstoppable to pursue every decision I make. And I live for it! I make a choice and do something about it. Nowadays, society tells me that I have to be “someone” – who has it, who is it. Sometimes I do what the voices tell me but more often I act for my own. I strive for gaining achievements and be successful because I want to and because I have a dream that one day, I’d be able to give back and give others a chance to be happy once in a while. I want to do more of what makes me happy, and that is sharing love to others as what has God first shared with me.


I’m not concluding that books always have the right impact on me. I just give more focus and value on the positive ones, because positivity leads to a flourishing life. And I am not telling that I live a perfect life, I just make the most out of it as if it is perfect.

The Person of the Leader

A. Initial Reflection and Sharing

1. What are my best qualities as a leader?

2. What do I do well?

3. What are the traits and qualities I often heard from others about me?



  • Being adaptive/flexible

Being able to cope up with/in different situations/conditions/environment i am in.

  • Knows how to listen attentively, being able to get the instructions right and being able to dispose the information wisely.
  • Cheerful
  • Determined


  • Aside from having talents like dancing and a little bit of singing, I WRITE, I EXPRESS, I BLOG.
  • I’m god at dispersing necessary information.


  • Cheerful/Delightful
  • Good adviser/Listener/Shock Absorber
  • Matured enough in giving insights
  • Somewhat independent in making decisions
  • Knows how to value privacy
  • Over-arte in fixing stuffs


1. Why do I want to be a leader?

2. What do I wish to do well as a leader?

3. What are my fears and apprehension in leading others?



  • I want to be a leader in order for me to know who I really am AS A SERVANT, for being a good leader, is being a good servant at the same time.
  • In order for me to influence others in a way that it gives them positivity
  • I want to lead and initiate good changes. I want to be a catalyst of change!


  • that I’ll be able to feed others the knowledge about a thing or two.
  • that I’ll be able to comprehend with others in every instance.
  • that I’ll be able to get respected or to be accepted through the things I know, I show, I speak about.
  • that I’ll be able to improve my confidence.


  • that I’ll get negative feedbacks that I DO NOT DESERVE at some point.
  • that others might under estimate me as a person.
  • that I will not be able to give/show others what they expect of me.
  • Intimidation.