Habit 2, Begin With The End In Mind, Principles Of Personal Leadership

Author’s quotes:

“In your mind’s eye, see yourself going to the funeral of a loved one. Picture yourself driving to the funeral parlor or chapel, parking the car, and getting out. As you walk inside the building, you notice the flowers, the soft organ music. You see the faces of friends and family you pass along the way. You feel the shared sorrow of losing, the joy of having known, that radiates from the hearts of the people there. Continue reading “Habit 2, Begin With The End In Mind, Principles Of Personal Leadership”

Habit 1, Be Proactive, Principles Of Personal Vision, Making And Keeping Commitments

Author’s quotes:

“At the very heart of our Circle of Influence is our ability to make and keep commitments and promises. The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our proactivity. Continue reading “Habit 1, Be Proactive, Principles Of Personal Vision, Making And Keeping Commitments”

Habit 1, Be Proactive, Principles Of Personal Vision, The Other End Of The Stick

Author’s quotes:

“Before we totally shift our life focus to our Circle of Influence, we need to consider two things in our Circle of Concern that merit deep thought—consequences and mistakes.

While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of those actions. Consequences are governed by natural law. They are out in the Circle of Concern. We can decide to step in front of a fast-moving train, but we cannot decide what will happen when the train hits us. Continue reading “Habit 1, Be Proactive, Principles Of Personal Vision, The Other End Of The Stick”

Habit 1 Be Proactive; Principles Of Personal Vision; The “Have’s” And The “Be’s”

Author’s quotes:

“One way to determine which circle our concern is in is to distinguish between the HAVE’S and the BE’S. The Circle of Concern is filled with the HAVE’S:
‘I’ll be happy when I have my house paid off.’
‘If only I had a boss who wasn’t such a dictator…..’
‘If I had more obedient kids….’
‘If I could just have more time to myself….’

The Circle of Influence is filled with the BE’S—I can be more patient, be wise, be loving. It’s the character focus. Continue reading “Habit 1 Be Proactive; Principles Of Personal Vision; The “Have’s” And The “Be’s””