“It is inspiring to realize that in choosing our response to circumstance, we powerfully affect our circumstance. When we change one part of the chemical formula, we change the nature of the results. Continue reading “Habit 1 Be Proactive Principles Of Personal Vision, Expanding The Circle Of Influence”
“The problems we face fall in one of three areas: direct control (problems involving our own behavior); indirect control (problems involving other people’s behavior); or no control (problems we can do nothing about, such as our past or situational realities). The proactive approach puts the first step in the solution of all three kinds of problems with our present Circle of Influence.
DIRECT CONTROL problems are solved by working on our habits. They are obviously within our Circle of Influence. These are the ‘Private Victories’ of Habits 1, 2, and 3. Continue reading “Habit 1 Be Proactive Principles Of Personal Vision; Direct, Indirect, And No Control”
Circle Of Concern/Circle Of Influence
“Another excellent way to become more self-aware regarding our own degree of proactivity is to look at where we focus our time and energy. We each have a wide range of concerns—our health, our children, problems at work, the national debt, nuclear war. We could separate those from things in which we have no particular or emotional involvement by creating a ‘Circle of Concern.’ Continue reading “Habit 1 Be Proactive Principles Of Personal Vision, continued”
“Because our attitudes and behaviors flow out of our paradigms, if we use our self-awareness to examine them, we can often see in them the nature of our underlying maps. Our language, for example, is a very real indicator of the degree to which we see ourselves as proactive people. Continue reading “Habit 1 Be Proactive Principles Of Personal Vision, Listening To Our Language”