November 27th 2010 @ 8:46pm (7 habits of highly efective people)

” for our purposes, we will define a habit as the intersection of knowledge skill, and desire.  Knowledge is the theoretical paragon, the what to do and why.  Skill is the how to do . and desires is the motivation the want to do In order to make something a habit in our lives we have to have all 3.  Creating a habit requires work in all 3 dimensions”

“Happiness can be defined , in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.  ”

Habit #2:  Begin with the end in mind

“Begin with the End in mind is to begin today with the image, picture, or paradigm of the end of your life as your frame of reference by which everything else is examined. 

Most effective way i know to begin with the end in mind is to develop a personal mission statement or philosophy or creed.  It focuses won what you want to be
(character) and to do (contributions and achievements) and on the values upon which being and doing are based.

Habit #4:  Think ( win -Win)

“win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions.  Win -win means that agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial mutually satisfying.  Win-Win sees life as a cooperative not competitive arena.  Most people tend to think in terms of dichotomies:  strong or weak, hardball or softball, win or lose.  But that kind of thinking is fundamentally flawed.  It’s based on power and position rather than on principle, win-win is based on the paradigm that there is plenty for everybody, that one person’s successful is not achieved at the expense or exclusion of the success of others