Getting Things Done & The Seven Habits
1. Paradigm Shift.
Think of a time when you had an issue or concern and you were full of negativity. How could you have shifted your paradigm to be more positive and completely changed the outcome of the situation?
2. Shrink your circle of concern
Things you can’t control
Change – The weather – Your height and skin color – What others think and feel – what others say and do – Traffic – The past – The future – Other people’s happiness and expectations – Where and when you were born – Who your parents are – Blading – Your natural talents – Luck – Several Diseases – Time and growing old – The international economy – The government – Death – God’s will – Natural disasters – Gas Prices – War – Famine – Physical and mental limitations – The outcome of sports championships – People who have wronged you – If ( and how much) people like or dislike you – Pain – The fact that life is not always fair – What – if scenarios – Your physical needs (food, sleep, etc.) – The exact outcome of anything – Cats
How much time and energy did I waste this week on things I can’t control, like those listed above?
3. Building your emotional bank account
What are some steps that you can take in the future to ensure a positive balance and as a consequence, a stronger relationship?