In this article, Frame of Reference and Personality Development: Self Evaluation, we are discussing about some self-evaluation and observation techniques for personality development.
In this article, Frame of Reference and Personality Development, we are discussing about some self-evaluation and observation techniques for personality development.
What is frame of reference?
Worried about how fast or slow or even thinking not moving at all in life? Sometimes feels that moving backward when looking to others? Are these feelings exactly correct or not? In this article I am trying to explain the importance of understanding the criteria to observe our life. Particularly, discusses about the frame of reference in which we observe our life. This will help in setting a frame of reference in personality development.
We start with defining frame of reference. In physics we already studied frame of reference is a frame from which we could describe something. Lett us start with a physics example.
Example from Physics
Consider an example of a person is sitting inside the car and the car is moving with a speed of 80 km/hr. If we observe from ground, we say that man is moving with a speed of 80 km/hr with respect to the road. Here the frame of reference is road or ground. Now if, we are also inside the car, then we say that the man is not moving with respect to the car. That is, he is sitting inside the car without moving. He is at rest. The frame of reference here is car. Now by sitting inside the car and look at a tree outside, you feel that it is moving backwards, which is at rest with respect to ground.
Observe different cases; physics says that motion can only be explained with respect to a frame of reference. This is very clear from the example that our observations are not same when we observe it in different frame of references. So, when we describe a motion, we should first determine which frame of reference we want to observe the movement.
Win or Loss
Everybody wants to win in their life. Now the question arise is that whether ‘win’ or ‘loss’ are also depends on the frame of reference? The answer is “Yes”. For understanding this, let us assume a football match between one school team in India with national team of Brazil. Who will win? Our answer will surely Brazil national team. Let Brazil national team won the match by 1 – 0 goal! Now the question is, who will celebrate? My answer is surely school team in India. Why? Because they restricted Brazil national team to score only one goal! There appears the frame of reference. Technically (I am calling Technical frame of reference) Brazil national team won but not up to the expected margin (I am calling expected frame of reference).
A Case from Finance
In finance risk and return are interrelated. As risk increases expected return also increases. This is clear that a person who invest the frame of reference for return with respected to the expected risk. We will not accept a lower return investment if it is having high risk. The project will be rejected by considering it as a negative net present value.
Choosing Our Frame of Reference
We saw here that, in all the cases, the frame of reference is important. Choosing correct frame of reference is a difficult task. In physics questions, choosing some frame of reference will simplify the problem, but some will increase the complications. In the same way life problems may also be simplified in some frame of reference or you can make it more complicated. Thus, choose a correct frame of reference which can simplify your problems in life. One can always see a successful life may be a failed one in another frame of reference and vice versa.
When we talk about our life, the main components which decide the frame of reference are expectation, ambition and choices. There may be other components which affects the frame of reference to you, remember it depends on person and situation. So, it is important to understand your components for frame of reference and choose the correct one for you.
It is not good to choose a frame of reference which shows you success, but actually you are failed in most other frame of references. It is also not good to choose a frame of reference which shows you are always a failure. So, I suggest you to choose an appropriate frame of reference which helps you to improve and be successful in life. I wish all of you a successful life.
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