So I decided to stop bitching. Yasss. A curse word. J I usually do refrain from cursing especially in my writing. But sometimes it gives so much effect that I like it… Sooooo I decided to stop bitching. I think some people noticed. Maybe not. Doesn’t matter. In the beginning of the year one of my new year’s resolutions was to read more books. Cause you know: readers are leaders and all that jazz.
But here I am past the middle of the year and I am still at the one book I started. 7 habits of highly effective people. Starting was not that hard for me. Finishing seems to be a lot more challenging. I need something that pulls me to finish the book.
Thus. I made a plan. A series of blog-posts with kind of a summary and my interpretation of the 7 habits. I think everyone who reads that can benefit from that too. I do however recommend that you read the book yourself, because nothing beats knowledge you absorbed yourself.
Each person has the ability to be self-aware. Self-awareness enables us to think about ourselves and think about thinking. Our thought process. Like now at this moment you can think about how you are reading this post and I am thinking about how I am writing now. This ability enables us to work on ourselves and in this case on habit 1. Which is : Be Proactive
Being proactive means that you take initiative and you are also aware of your responsibility to make things happen. Having said that: Proactive people focus these efforts, the-making-things-happen-efforts in their Circle of Influence. This is kind of the abstract space of things you can do something about. For instance you can choose remain positive and calm in a situation where someone else is being really angry and irritating.
Here are some suggestions for being pro-active.
That was it for my summary for habit 1. If you already read 7 habits let me know what you took from habit 1 . and if you are still doing your habit 1. I am very curious.
I keep thinking I know it is hard to set goals. I sometimes also forget them. And maybe I am not quite hitting the nail. But you should take your first step. Or your second if you have already taken your first. I have no doubt in my mind you have greatness in you. You just need to keep going. Because real success lies in progress.
With a twinkle and a smile,
“Between stimulus and response man has freedom to choose” (Vikto Frankl)