how are you?
Today, I want to share with you my learnings from having taken the 30 days of proactivity test. As mentioned in my last post in which I introduced my diary for this test to you, 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. Thereby I can grow my circle of influence.
Here are my learnings from having taken the 30 days of proactivity test with a short explanation how I learned it:
- Know what you want & do it: Sometimes I don’t know what I want to do and feel unhappy about everything I do instead of defining what I want and then doing it.
- Energy is a question of attitude & mind: Sometimes I feel very tired or slow but most of the time, it is because I don’t lift up my mental energy level.
- Watch your need for regeneration & spending extreme energy: Sometimes I sleep too little (need for regeneration) or stay all day on the same medium to low energy level (and feel unsatisfied or impatient when going to bed).
- Have a break from time to time: Sometimes I forget about having a break from time to time and things are getting harder and harder to do.
- Think about priority & communicate your priorities: I sometimes just work and sometimes, I priorize and let people wait instead of communicating my priorities to them.
- Structure problems to solve them step by step: I am sometimes frustrated by the complexity of a problem but only because I don’t analyse it in a structured way.
- Think before doing & ask if unsure: I sometimes just start doing something, sometimes without even knowing if I understood what is the thing to work on.
- Accept & ask for help: I sometimes want to get everything done on my own.
- Ask until you understand: I sometimes accept an answer that I don’t understand.
- Read & follow the manual: If there is a manual, it might be worth reading it instead of feeling frustrated about things that don’t work.
- Spend your communication time wisely: Sometimes I just listen to a very long and boring conversation without knowing how to take part and without any interest in the topic.
- Watch your own integrity and be fair to others: Sometimes, especially if I am on a high energy level, I say things that can be understood in a mean way.
- Look for synergy/understanding: Sometimes, I focus too much on my own way and goal instead of understanding another person’s concerns first.
Well this was a quick post with a heavy load of learning – I hope you enjoyed reading it.
Anyone already read the book (7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey)?
Have a great weekend,