How many on their deathbeds wished they’d spent more time at the office-or watching TV? The answer is, No one.
This is the single most powerful investment we can ever make in life-investment in ourselves, in the only instrument we have with which to deal with life and to contribute. We are the instruments of our own performance, and to be effective, we need to recognize the importance of taking time regularly to sharpen the saw in all four ways.
Urgency addiction is a self-destructive behavior that temporarily fills the void created by unmet needs. And instead of meeting these needs, the tools and approaches of time management often feed the addiction. They keep us focused on daily prioritization of the urgent.
You cannot change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails to always reach your destination.
No matter how long we’ve walked life’s pathway to mediocrity, we can always choose to switch paths. Always. It’s never too late. We can find our voice.
Happiness – in part at least – the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice waht we want for what we want eventually
Independent will is our capacity to act. It gives us the power to transcend our paradigms, to swim upstream, to rewrite our scripts, to act based on principle rather than reacting based on emotion or circumstance.
It’s not in having things, but in having mastery, having victory over self.
Quality begins with me. And I need to make my own decisions based on carefully selected principles and values.
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand.
We listen to reply.