From Learning it to Living upto it!!
We at FS, strongly believe in the process of life -long learning and Life class is certainly one such endeavor we all look upto. Life classes have touched upon our lives in one way or the other and have changed us for the better.
The focus of 7 Habits workshop, during this session was Habit 2 – Put First Things First and Habit 3- Begin With The End In Mind. Two days of 7 Habits workshop back to back does seem to be an overwhelming idea but once you get into it, two days seem lesser.
Day 1 began with retrospection and introspection. Retrospecting what we had already learnt and introspecting what we will be learning.
We are all leaders of our lives and this statement holds true in each and every circumstance. We learned to be effective leaders and efficient managers. There is a fine line between being a leader and a manager, in fact, both coexist and playing both the roles simultaneously makes you a winner.
Habit 2 works on the principle that all things are created twice. So if we work on the carpenter’s rule in our daily lives we are moving towards a better second creation. The carpenter’s rule is, Measure twice, cut once!!
We worked on Mission statements -designing and redesigning them. Thinking about Affirmation statements. Deriving a statement which is no less than an energizer, which helps you realize what you are and what you want to do, which reflects your personality and acts as a lighthouse in weak moments and as a torch in moments of pride.
Death is the best teacher!! Why? Because death is the ultimate for each organism which is alive. Death is the final goal towards which we thrive. The legacy that we are going to leave behind will be evident only after death and hence if each one of us chalks out a plan and visualises what we want to be remembered for then life will be a simpler puzzle to solve.
Habit 3 is the second creation, the physical creation. This habit is where Habits 1 and 2 come together. It happens day in and day out, moment-by-moment. It deals with many of the questions addressed in the field of time management. But that’s not all it’s about. Habit 3 is about life management as well–your purpose, values, roles, and priorities. What are “first things?” First things are those things you, personally, find of most worth. If you put first things first, you are organizing and managing time and events according to the personal priorities you established in Habit 2. To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes along is okay. There’s no need to overextend yourself. All it takes is realizing that it’s all right to say no when necessary and then focus on your highest priorities.
By the end of the session, the participants were congratulated on attaining ‘Private victory’ and were urged to work on the commitments they had set for themselves so that they achieve the ‘Public victory’ with ease.