Living Proactively

Living Proactively

It is easy to get discouraged with life and the world around when you have a vision of the way you wish things were and reality does not correspond with that vision. We all have things we want, causes we believe in, and a belief about how society should be organized and how people should interact with one another. Often our vision of things is either unrealistic or simply will not come to fruition in our lifetime.

As unreasonable as this may sound to some I have struggled with these feels of discouragement and discontent. In an effort to achieve peace and balance in my life I have been trying to find ways to live in a more proactive and balanced manner. In this search I have discovered two great resources. One is Hal Elrod’s book The Miracle Morning ( ) and Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Both of these books offer solid techniques for taking charge of your own life in a positive, proactive, and realistic manner. They offer real solutions and tools for changing your attitude, your actions, and thoughts and ways to achieve reality based goals.

I have decided that instead of living in a negative bubble, perceiving injustice all around me I needed to take charge of my life to create the life I truly wanted. Beginning to utilize the techniques in The Miracle Morning has been key to me identifying my goals and getting to work on them. It has helped me cultivate gratitude in my day and look for ways to offer value to the world.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People led me to the realization that my attitude was based on issues in me that I needed to correct. No amount of exterior change would lead to me feeling better or acting differently. In order to become the person I want to be, and have the life I wish to have, I need to take the necessary steps to identify my shortcomings and failures and then work to change them.

I am responsible for my own life. I am in control of my thoughts. I have decided to live by the mantra of I can, I choose, I will. I cannot live in contradiction to reality, but I can choose my reaction to it.

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