The 7 habits of highly effective people!
The best part of this book is when Stephen covey writes:
In your mind's eye, see yourself going 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.
As you walk down to the front of the room and look inside the casket, you suddenly come face to face with yourself.
This is your funeral, three years from today. All these people have come to honour you, to express feelings of love and appreciation for your life.
As you take a seat and wait for the services to begin, you look at the program in your hand.
There are to be four speakers.
The first one is someone from your family.
The second speaker is one of your friends, someone who can give a sense of what you were as a person.
The third speaker is from your work or profession. And the fourth is
from your church or some community organization where you've been involved in service.
Now think deeply. What would you like each of these speakers to say about you and your life?
What character would you like them to have seen in you? What contributions, what achievements would you want them to remember? Look carefully at the people around you.
This is the second habit that Stephen learns us in his amazing book: “Begin with the end in mind”
Everything that you do right now and in the future can be observed if you “begin with the end in mind” and you can ultimately find what really matters to you.
And with this “mindset” you can be certain that everything you do in your life contributes in some way to your idea of life in whole.
You now know the end, so you can correct your steps precisely.
Persist and you WILL achieve
I once read the book: The greatest salesman in the world.
I wanted to share a quote written by Og Mandino.
“I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose, and that purpose is to grow into a mountain not to shrink to a grain of sand”
And before this statement he wrote: He who has never failed has never tried.
This is all just more “empowering” quotes for you people out there as well as myself.
Give yourself the chance and follow your dream
If your determination to succeed is strong enough you will never be overtaken by failure.
Persist and eventually you will be where you want to be, and walk the road you want to walk.
The wind and the Sun: Fable
The wind and the Sun were arguing which was the stronger.
Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road, and the Sun said: “I see a way to decide our arguing. Either of us can cause that traveller to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger. You begin. ”The Sun then retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveller. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveller wrap his cloak round him, till at last the Wind had to give up in despair. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on.
This fable is an amazing fable and it’s so true.
What this fable is basically telling us is that when you approach someone on a friendly and compassionate way you can make people change more willingly than you ever can, with your “argues”. And through this knowledge we must understand that we can never change someone’s point of view by arguing or forcing them, instead we can change our approach and appreciate them, and try to understand them, it’s a lot easier to change someone’s view point by telling them what you think in a more appreciated way, for example by first letting them know that you honestly appreciate them and then coming with whatever it, dislike maybe.
Amazing moments, scientist’s word: Electrical activity
Wayne Dyer. Yes that is his name, and right now I got an “awakening” insight.
He said: The people that can push your buttons are the greatest leaders you will ever have.
Because they teach you that you haven’t mastered yourself yet.
What he basically is telling us is that you only define yourself when you act upon what someone does or says, and therefore define yourself as not yet mastered.
When you here these type of master quotes you reach to the point where you get an “aha” moment. And those moments are amazing when insight takes place. Everything just falls into place.
Why some CAN and some CAN’T
The one and only reason I can do what I can do, and you can’t do what you can’t do, is because I think that I can and you think that you can’t.
These are the words of a great master in India.
Everytime I hear these words I think of a mind that has no limitations, and is open to everything. That mind can for sure attract miracles.
Do you want inner peace?
When you think spontaneously and act spontaneously rather then acting from the past.
When you loose interest in judging other people and interpreting their actions.
When you start to appreciate things rather the depreciate them.
When your internal dialogue with yourself has changed and shifted from being negative to positive.
When you for some reason start to relax about the future and stop worrying about anything.
When you find things that you sincerely can be greatful for in your life.These are the some of the symtoms (positive) for inner peace.