Simon is not the only one who believes in a proactive personal belief system. So does Steven Covey. Unfortunately Steven thinks that writing your own eulogy is a good way to find your personal motivation. A real turn-off for ADHD sufferers. Death is soo far away! His son, Sean Covey, wrote a teenage version that is a lot better! http://alturl.com/pk5qb. The first habit is about being proactive. Since I jump in two feet first most of the time anyway I will skip this one! The habit I want to develop first is habit number two: begin with the end in mind.
Sean cuts straight to the chase with an abstract from Alice in Wonderland, a talk with the Cheshire Cat:
`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.`I don't much care where--' said Alice.`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.Easy as that. No need to elaborate, the reason is clear!
The thing to do is to have some sort of personal charter stating your personal beliefs. Read it once a day and Bob's your uncle. So here is my list:
- Freedom of choice is a divine right
- My great analytical skills helps see things for what they are and helps create out-of-the-box solutions
- I want results and I want to be noticed
- Take care of yourself before taking care of others
- Follow your heart, not your head and definitely not the opinion of others
Lot's of work to do!