Good morning my friends! Today I’m going to inspire you to learn about 7 habits of highly effective people. It’s a book written by Steven Covey. The first time I ever heard of this book, was when my daughter was in kindergarten.
The school decided to implement it in the classroom. (My daughter is in 6th grade now) So we’ve been familiar with the material for quite a few years now.
The seven habits are
1. Be proactive
2. Begin with the end in mind
3. Put first things first
4. Think win-win
5. Seek first to understand, then be understood
7. Sharpen your saw
They are all pretty self explanatory, except for sharpen your saw. Sharpening your saw means your taking time for yourself. It’s about balance, and renewing your spirit. It comes in the form of exercise, yoga, meditation, or reading.
I think sharpening your saw is probably the one that moms need to work on the most. We become so wrapped up in our kids and our families that we forget about ourselves. I’m here to tell you that you need to make time for you. Notice I didn’t say find time, I said make time. You cannot pour from an empty cup, so make sure your saw is sharp.
I share these with you because, they are life changing. Anyone can learn these habits and use them to better themselves and their lives. You can use them in your personal life, your relationships at work and and in your friendships.
You cannot change your life, until you have new materials to do so. Reading and learning is all about helping yourself. It’s about learning a new way to deal with things. The only way to change, is to seek the tools that you need in order to change.
One of my most valuable lessons from this book has to do with your circle of control. I used to think I was in control of everything, and if I wasn’t in control then I was going to be a bully to get what I wanted.
Only it never worked out the way I wanted it to. I realized after reading this book, that I could find a new way. I learned that just because someone else is having a bad day, does not mean that I have to be a part of it.
We have no control over anyone in this world, except ourselves. I realize that it’s very hard, to not be triggered by other people. I also realized that I don’t have to be like them. If they want to be in a bad mood, that doesn’t mean that I have to respond to their bad mood.
It also doesn’t meant that I have to let their bad mood affect me. We all wear our weather. Some people are just sad and no fun to be around. Like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. We all love him, but he’s a downer. He carries around a cloud of self doubt, and negativity.
We can still accept him the way he is, but we don’t have to become like him. We can also limit our time with the Eeyore’s in our life and go find some Tiggers to hang out with.
I hope today you take the time to learn about all of the habits.
Theses habits will change your life, if your open and your ready!
Control your thoughts, don’t let them control you!
I hope you all have an awesome week! I look forward to hearing from you ⭐️
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