Habit 1: Be Proactive. This is about taking responsibility for your life. You can’t keep blaming everything on your parents or grandparents. Proactive people recognize that they are “response-able” They don’t blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior.
Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind. "Begin with the End in Mind" is based on the principle that all things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things.
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Habit 3: Putting first things first. Habit 3 is about life management, your purpose, your values, your roles, and your priorities those things you personally find of most worth.
These Habits Can Change Your Life - 7 Habits Of Highly Effective And Successful People Habit 1 - 3
There is this story about an old man a grandfather actually who had eight grandchildren and one of these grandchildren was a young girl a 15 year old with fair hair and with the most beautiful smile. And he said this is my favorite grandchild. But there was a problem. She was born blind but he said whenever I walked with her through the was in the city I hear more I smell more. I see more. I feel more he said she is a gem and pearl of my family. He could easily have said well she's blind a burden to my family. It could not change that reality but he could change the way he looked at that reality habit wanted to be proactive. This is all about taking responsibility for your life. You can't keep blaming everything on your parents or grandparents. Practic people recognize that they are responsible. Don't blame genetics circumstances or conditions for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior reactive people on the other hand are so often affected by their physical environment that they find external sources to blame for their behavior. If a person is driving or commuting to work and there's no traffic actually they feel good. But if there's a lot of traffic that affects their attitude and performances throughout the day then they blame the government and the traffic police. All of these external forces acts as dim light that we respond to between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power. You have the freedom to choose your response. One of the most important things you choose is what you see.
Your language is a good indicator of how you see yourself a proactive person uses proactive language such as I can I will prefer a reactive person uses reactive language such as I can and I have to. If only reactive people believe that they are not responsible that they have little or no choice. Instead of reacting to or worrying about conditions over which they have little or no control Firaaq people focus their time and energy on things that they can control. If you are always stuck in traffic going to work or school a proactive person will not blame other motorists on the road or the government for the traffic or would simply wake up earlier to avoid morning traffic. A reactive person would keep complaining and making excuses as to why she or she was late. The problems the challenges and the opportunities we face fall into two areas our circle of concern and our circle of influence Firaaq to people focus their time and energy on their circle of influence. They work under things that can do something about such as their health their weight and their greed. Reactive People on the other hand focuses their time and energy in the circle of concern things over which they have little or no control such as terrorism traffic and the weather. Pessimistic people will always focus on all the troubles at the end and paralyzed by fear they will never take action. But an optimistic person focuses on all the possibilities and dreams driven by hope. They take action to beginning with the end in mind.
This is all about imagining and visualizing whatever it is that you want solved by working your way backwards to get whatever it is that you want. Let's say there was a guy named Joe right who wanted to start a business. What is a boring 9 to 5 and become financially free. So Joe has always been passionate about food and for so long. He had always wanted to start a restaurant. So Joe can use habitue to envision every detail as vividly as possible of what he wants as a restaurant to become so Joe has done his research just clearly mapped out every detail. Where are the chairs and tables should be the color of the walls the size of the windows the chef to hire and the locality. So basically Joe has a clear vision of what he wants to accomplish beginning with the end in mind is based on the principle that all things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation in a physical or second creation to all things. So you begin with the end of mind then Lehrer by Lehrer step by step each moderately course beginning with the end before you invest your per cent your first dollar. You have already envisioned in your mind what you cannot at present see with your eyes. The carpenter's rule is Measure twice cut once you have to make sure that the blueprint of the first creation is really what you want and that you've thought through everything. Then you apply it into action beginning with the end in mind means begin each day task of project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination and then continue flexing your productive muscle to make things happen. Always remember from small beginnings come great things.
Habit 3 putting first things first things which matter most must be at the mercy of things which matter at least. Johanne Wolfgang von Goethe sitting upright Herbie straight and of procrastinating English Marmot's is fundamental for productivity and a happy life. Habited is about life management your purpose your values your rules and your priorities. Those things you personally find most worth if you have always wanted to start a project start exercising or get better grades in school then you must identify these goals as fundamental and using habitue first revision privity what you want to accomplished and begin to employ it into action. Bruce Lee You once said Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough. We must do.