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Everything comes from inside-out
You might have wondered sometimes about: “How can people be so cruel?”, “Why are they so judgmental?” or mainly, “Is what they're thinking of me true?”.
The answer came to me few days ago, when I started reading an extremely interesting book called “The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People” for Stephen R. Covey; in which he talks about how logically you should start working on your inside -or what he calls “The Circle of Influence”. This circle simply embodies the factors which you have a direct control on such as your temper, your attitude, and even your responses. He says that this is exactly the zone where you should sow and cultivate with patience.
What would you reap in return? Well the answer is simply: working towards a better flexible you. Having more choices, and limiting the power of others’ weaknesses that constantly affect you in a negative way and push you towards the zone of regrets, self-pity and many worries that you have indirect control on - what he calls “the Circle of Concern”.
To conclude, all starts from inside-out. You decide if you want to live your life blaming others, conditions, and even situations for whatever come upon you. Or, stand up for yourself and be responsible- a “response-able” as he says- and make your own choices according to whom you really are, and the values you believe in. This decision comes only from within. This book is a true invitation for you to become a proactive interdependent person, in other words, to live in a balanced world between a better self-esteem and a high respect of others’ entity.
I think that this book represents an important turn-over in a person's life, or maybe, a station that one should stop at and start thinking deeper.
Article posted July 4, 2008 at 11:24 AM •
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Hello there. I'm a Arabic T.A. I'm a mother of 3 boys. I love kids and enjoy spending time in their world. I appreciate Arts and cherish Music. Books are my hiding place and writing is what I long to whenever I have a minute free.
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