"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost

January 8, 2014

Twenty Fourteen's First Post

Happy New Year Everyone!!! :3

So it's 2014 already, eh? Time flies so fast >< 
You guys made resolution for this year? If so, you might need to read this post. :>
I started the new year reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey and I feel like WHOA it's a good book. So then I decided to share about it in this blog becauseeee this is still January and I wish we can gain something from this book. Ehehehehe.

It's actually not really different from the Teens version, only more serious-alike and no drawings and pictures, only graphics and words Yes just like Bee Gees. It's only words~~ hahaha love the song btw :3 okay back to the topic, have you read the Teens' version review? It's written by Stephen Covey's son, Sean Covey. If you haven't, you can read them here: part one, two, three, and four.
I think you now know why I'm over excited reading the adult version. It's way more complete and I'm learning so much from it, more than the Teens one. And yes, for those whose ages are above 17, you should read this book. But if you're above 17 yet you love quotes and pictures more than words *suddenly remembering Westlife wkwk*, I suggest you to read the Teens version first. :)

Well then, enough for the intermezzo, let's review it :3

Just like the Teens version, the adult version is divided into four parts. Part one is kind of introduction, where Covey explains everything about Paradigm and Principle.
Part Two is about Private Victory, how we can be abetter self, better human being, how to win ourselves. it includes Habit 1, 2, and 3.
Part three is about Public Victory, how we make each other win in life and reach interdependence. It includes habit 4, 5, and 6.
Part four is habit 7, Sharpen the Saw, the importance of renewing ourselves continuously.

Okay, since I'm still reading Habit 2(my reading speed is getting slower these days because I'm reading couple of books in a row so yeah hahaha I'm gonna tell you about the other book soon!), let me share the review of part one and habit one yaa :D 

Part One: Paradigm and Principle

 Paradigm is how we see the world. In the book Covey showed us two picyures of a young lady and a granny. It's actually the same picture, only with some changes here and there and he asked us whether we can see the difference or not (or something like that). So then, everything is a matter of how we see it. We need to realize what our paradigm looks like because it's really important. It can break or make us.

Principle, is a kind of law that surrounds us in every aspect of life. We need to watch principle out as it can be very dangerous. If we live our life by principle, it will be so much easier for us to feel happy and fulfiilled and then to achieve what we want in life, to achieve our calling, because we've made the right decision to do the right thing. But if we don't......whoa. Principle will catch you. And it might be hurting. :)

What Covey wanted us to learn in this part is that, to achieve the most effective version of us, the best of us, we need to realize that we are the cause. The process is not outside in, it's inside out.

Part Two: Private Victory

Habit 1: Be Proactive!

Living as a human will not get any harder once we read this part hahaha I'm being too much. No I ean seriously so many people not living their life, blaming others for ruining their day, complaining their boss aren't being nice to him, they have too much tasks to do, no time for the family and so on, and so on.
The thing is that they think the problem is out there. In fact, just like Covey said, the problem is that kind of thinking.

So from now, let's realize that we are not victim. Let's start becoming the cause of our own life. What happens to you, happens to us all. It's how we handle things, friends come on we can be so much better than that! :D

Coming up next --> What do you want to do with your life?

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