Habit 1 Be Proactive
“The difference between people who exercise initiative and those who don’t is literally the difference between night and day. I’m not talking about a 25 to 50 percent difference in effectiveness; I’m talking about a 5000-PLUS percent difference, particularly if they are smart, aware, and sensitive to others. Continue reading “Habit 1 Be Proactive Principles Of Personal Vision Act Or Be Acted Upon”
“Our basic nature is to act, and not be acted upon. As well as enabling us to choose our response to particular circumstance, this empowers us to create circumstances.
Taking initiative does not mean being pushy, obnoxious, or aggressive. It does mean recognizing our responsibility to make things happen. Continue reading “Habit 1 Be Proactive Principles Of Personal Vision Taking the Initiative”
“In discovering the basic principle of the nature of man, Frankl described an accurate self-map from which he began to develop the first and most basic habit of a highly effective person in any environment, the habit of proactivity. Continue reading “Habit 1 Be Proactive Principles Of Personal Vision”
Between Stimulus And Response, continued.
“Through a series of such disciplines—mental, emotional, and moral, principally using memory and imagination—he exercised his small, embryonic freedom until it grew larger and larger, until he had more freedom than his Nazi captors. They had more liberty, more option to choose from in their environment; but he had more freedom, more internal power to exercise his options. He became an inspiration to those around him even to some of guards. He helped others find meaning in their suffering and dignity in their prison existence. Continue reading “Habit 1 Be Proactive Principles Of Personal Vision”
Between Stimulus And Response
“In answer to those questions (from the end of last week’s post), let me share with you the catalytic story of Viktor Frankl.
Frankl was a determinist raised in the tradition of Freudian psychology, which postulates that whatever happens to you as a child shapes your character and personality and basically governs your whole life. The limits and parameters of your life are set, and, basically you can’t do much about it. Continue reading “Habit 1 Be Proactive Principles of Personal Vision”