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Updated by Megan Rae Dougherty on Dec 15, 2017
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Student Mission Statement

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I will Complete all of my assignments and other commitments on time.

I will Complete all of my assignments and other commitments on time.

This means that I will respect all deadlines, so that I do not hamper my own progress, or those of my fellow bootcamp participants.

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I will ask for help when I need it.

I will ask for help when I need it.

I will do this because NOT asking for help will hurt my chances of success, and will be denying myself the full benefit of this program.

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I will seek to give and receive honest feedback graciously

I will seek to give and receive honest feedback graciously

Because honesty is a powerful avenue toward lasting change.

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I commit to myself to put in my best effort

I commit to myself to put in my best effort

This means I will not just do stuff to get it done, but to thoughtfully and wholeheartedly complete my work as only then will I get the most out of the program and only then will I be able to best help my fellow students.

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I will be respectful in my dealings with my fellow participants, and all bootcamp staff.

I will be respectful in my dealings with my fellow participants, and all bootcamp staff.

This means that I will always speak to and about others, as I hope they would do for me.

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I commit to using all of the materials and resources provided to me.

I commit to using all of the materials and resources provided to me.

This means that I will take full advantage of this opportunity, and try every option possible before admitting defeat.

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I will help my fellow participants whenever I can.

I will help my fellow participants whenever I can.

This means I will participate in the student forums, and offer my feedback and advice on homework, problems and challenges as appropriate.

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I share openly and honestly

I share openly and honestly

I will be vulnerable and real as I share with the group so we can all benefit from each others experiences..

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I will cultivate relationships that will extend beyond bootcamp

I will cultivate relationships that will extend beyond bootcamp

This means I will continue to give help to, and receive help from, bootcamp graduates.

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I will ask good questions and encourage my cohorts to do the same.

I will ask good questions and encourage my cohorts to do the same.

This means that I'll be an active participant in the lessons -- doing the work, yes -- but also making a concerted effort to find really good questions to ask (and help answer, if I can).

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My intention is to fully engage as a contributor and supporter

My intention is to fully engage as a contributor and supporter

Going for it with the anticipation of a powerful result in six weeks for everyone!

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I will enjoy and appreciate this opportunity

I will enjoy and appreciate this opportunity

I might be challenging, but it can also be an empowering and enlightening experience worth enjoying to it's fullest.

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I will apply what I learn

I will apply what I learn

As important as learning is, using what we learn is even more important!

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I commit to producing an honest review at the end of the bootcamp

I commit to producing an honest review at the end of the bootcamp

This review will be helpful to the whole Firepole team so that they can better evaluate what worked and what didn't. They'll be able to use them for future promotion of their offers.

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I commit to making my best to complete my assignments on time

I commit to making my best to complete my assignments on time

That means that if I didn't complete one of them, it will be an exception, not a rule, and I'll double my efforts & contributions to compensate this poor results.

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I will be kind to myself

I will be kind to myself

This means that I will not beat myself up for any of my 'failures' -- e.g. for not understanding a lesson or for making a mistake. I will accept it, embrace it, and move forward.

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I will force myself out of my comfort zone in order to make this course a success for myself and other participants

I will force myself out of my comfort zone in order to make this course a success for myself and other participants

Even though it may be uncomfortable at times, I will force myself out of my normal comfort zone to share ideas, complete assignments and connect with others, in order to make this course a positive experience for all involved.

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Will Communicate In A Professional Manner

Will Communicate In A Professional Manner

While we come from very diverse background it's important to use good communication skills and minimize the use of profanity,

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I welcome change regardless how it makes me feel

I welcome change regardless how it makes me feel

This means that I embrace change and all it implies -- including the challenge to my emotional security and comfort (zone) which may be difficult but, ultimately, rewarding and productive

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I support the success of my fellow classmen and am fully supported.

I support the success of my fellow classmen and am fully supported.

This means I promote the collaborative learning model at Bootcamp and agree to use Bootcamp as an opportunity for co-creative activities and collective advancement rather than individualistic competition. I believe we can achieve more and learn more when we all are doing well throughout these 6 weeks.

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Enjoy the process and have fun!

Enjoy the process and have fun!

We should take it serious but we also should have fun and make it fun! Because only when it's fun we want to come back again and again

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I will give and take feedback in the spirit of this course

I will give and take feedback in the spirit of this course

I will consider other points of view than my own, and accept that other perspectives have value, whether I agree with them or not. I will try not to react emotionally to negative feedback.

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I will make Bootcamp a priority.

I will make Bootcamp a priority.

I will remember to make Bootcamp a priority while still functioning in "real life". I'm doing this for my family too!

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I will lift up my peers so we can all finish together!

I will lift up my peers so we can all finish together!

This means that I will edify those who are struggling, have doubts, insecurities and let them know that everything they need to succeed in this bootcamp is right inside of themselves.

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I will seek to learn and to teach with respect, in the spirit of partnerships

I will seek to learn and to teach with respect, in the spirit of partnerships

I seek not to compete, compare, condemn or cajole. Everyone has something to learn. Everyone has something to teach.