It’s one of my favorite days of the week, why? Because, it’s Tuesday and time for #TuesdayBlogRelease I am super excited for every opportunity to share just a small piece of our day to day journey, as well as a few golden nuggets from my personal/spiritual development time. This week’s focus is on Habit 4; “Think Win, Win” from the book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Dr. Stephen R Covey
I am really enjoying this book, and the ultimate message that it brings; Together, We Can Make A Difference! Here are a few of my notes from this week’s study. enjoy and stay tuned for my take-away immediately following;
- Win–win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. Win–win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions.Win–win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying.
Think Win-Win isn’t about being nice, nor is it a quick-fix technique. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration.
- Most of us learn to base our self-worth on comparisons and competition. We think about succeeding in terms of someone else failing–that is, if I win, you lose; or if you win, I lose. Life becomes a zero-sum game. There is only so much pie to go around, and if you get a big piece, there is less for me; it’s not fair, and I’m going to make sure you don’t get anymore. We all play the game, but how much fun is it really?
- Win-win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win-win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying. We both get to eat the pie, and it tastes pretty darn good!
A person or organization that approaches conflicts with a win-win attitude possesses three vital character traits:
- Integrity: sticking with your true feelings, values, and commitments
- Maturity: expressing your ideas and feelings with courage and consideration for the ideas and feelings of others
- Abundance Mentality: believing there is plenty for everyone
Many people think in terms of either/or: either you’re nice or you’re tough. Win-win requires that you be both. It is a balancing act between courage and consideration. To go for win-win, you not only have to be empathic, but you also have to be confident. You not only have to be considerate and sensitive, you also have to be brave. To do that–to achieve that balance between courage and consideration–is the essence of real maturity and is fundamental to win-win.
This has been one of my favorite chapters so far. It just keep getting better. This one says that Together We Are Stronger. I was first introduced to this book by my daughter. She read the #teenageversion “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” by Sean Covey (With more than five million copies in print all around the world, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide). When our pastor, encouraged us to read a book a month earlier this year, This was one of the books laid on my heart #grateful #ABeautifulWorkInProcess I can tell you that thus far it has been a real eye-opening experience. #read #learn #grow And remember, your best days are always ahead! #TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWorks
New VLOG to Be Released Soon #StayTuned ; “Greater Is Coming (A Word of Encouragement).”