All the notes were taken directly from the source mentioned.
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Habit 1: Be Proactive
Be a light, not a judge, Be a model not a critic. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
“The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.” ― Samuel Johnson
“Don’t tell me what you think, tell them what you do” Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Responsible – “response-able”
1. For a full day, listen to your language. How often do you use and hear reactive phrases such as “if only” “I can’t” “I have to”
2. Distinguish and analyze on how could you have responded and not reacted in a situation in the past. Remind yourself of the gap between stimulus and response.
3. Determine if your current problems and difficulties are within your control or not. Determine a first to solve it, otherwise focus is changing your attitude about it.
4. For 30 days focus on the circle of influence. Make small commitments and keep them.
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