Some of Stephen Covey’s wisdom on ways to move forward:
1. LETTING OPINIONS OF OTHERS CONTROL YOUR LIFE
- You have to do what’s best for your life
- It’s what you think about yourself that counts.
2. SHAME OF PAST FAILURES
- What you do right now is all that matters.
- Your past does not equal your future.
3. INDECISIVE ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT
- Decide what you want and pursue it passionately.
- You will never leave where you are until you decide where you want to be.
4. PROCRASTINATING ON GOALS THAT MATTER
- Accept conditions as they are or take responsibility to change them.
5. CHOOSING TO DO NOTHING
- Since you can’t choose when or how you might die, you must decide how to live right now!
- Every 24 hours is a new chance to choose.
6. YOUR NEED TO BE RIGHT
- Never give up your right to be wrong.
- Inhibits moving forward and ability to learn new things.
7. RUNNING FROM PROBLEMS
- Stop running!
- Face the issues; fix the problems; forgive; Love
8. MAKING EXCUSES RATHER THAN DECISIONS
- Making excuses generates long-term failure
9. OVERLOOKING POSITIVE POINTS IN LIFE
- What you see reflects on what you are looking for.
- Be thankful for good things in your life right now.
10. NOT APPRECIATING THE PRESENT MOMENT
- Greatest part of life is the little things. Don’t miss them by trying for something bigger than you are.
Change is difficult for many people. Some embrace change while others fight it. I’ve heard it said that “the only people who like change are wet babies.” That may be true, but if we are to learn, grow and develop we need to understand that change is inevitable. For example, my grandfather had a farm, my dad had a garden, and I have a can opener.
Changing our ways of doing things is often difficult. Sometimes it is the “teaching old dogs new tricks” thing. If we truly want to let go of the past and those things that have brought us unhappiness and sorrow, we need to do as Dr. Covey suggests and give up certain things.
I believe these 10 Things To Give Up that Dr. Covey shares with us will help us move forward in our lives. Isn’t that what we all want??