How have you been? Hope all of you had a beautiful weekend!
I just wanted to share a 1) short thank you and 2) update on my journey towards being a highly effective person.
- Thank you for this beautiful weekend. I enjoyed a great dance/dancing party, had an insightful and motivating singing lesson and a very long talk with some nice food and a very good friend of mine. Not to mention the bunch of things I managed to do yesterday – I am happy!
- Sorry for the poor quality of the photo but maybe you can still somehow guess it.
This is my 30 days of proactivity diary for the application suggestion “30 days proactivity test” for Habit 1 (Be Proactive) of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I use to read my self-made book inlay (shown on the other photo below) every morning and tell my diary how I’ve been doing through the day in the evening. I don’t want to dive too deep into theory but in short, I can say that the goal is to work in my circle of influence using my freedom to choose my response to a stimulus and to take and use respons(e)ability this way. I lack the words sometimes as I can’t make excuses any more but most of the time I feel a lot better because I feel like growing my circle of influence. So tomorrow is day 22 of 30 but I might continue my diary for a while. It is a very good self reflection exercise for me to answer my three questions every day:
Q1. In which situations have you been proactive today?
Q2. In which situations have you behaved reactively today and which would have been a proactive way of dealing with it?
Q3. Have you kept the commitment for today and how do you feel about it/what did you learn?
And I make a commitment for every day which I have always kept except for two times when I only managed to work towards the intentions behind these commitments. Keeping a commitment to yourself every day is a great way to grow, too.
So now I am about to go to bed, getting ready for day 22.
Have a great start of the week and make sure to let me know what is the one thing you want to do most this week!
Cheers to you,