Thursday, April 18, 2013

Today I Was Awesome

Today I gave this great speech in my 7 habits class, and I am so proud of it and how well I did, I decided that I would blog it. Enjoy!

Sometimes, well most times, I choose to spend my energy on accomplishing things like: 
 T.V. series
 or naps
Instead of actual real life problems like: 
 marriage stuff
 doctor appointments
 crucial conversations
 or the dishes…
Its just that if anything has even the minor chance of hurting me- physically or emotionally, or making me uncomfortable in anyway,  
I DON’T DO IT. I will put it off at any risk.
It made me realized I would be a horrible spy. They have to be able to withstand anything to protect their secrets. Plus, I can’t touch my toes. We can just cross SPY off my career list all-together.
I really love a lot of things in life. I love feelings, thoughts, new ideas, Brad… cats… the weather… well I made a list of some of the things I love in life. 

In Steven Coveys book, Seven Habits for Highly Effective People, Habit #3: is to 
Put First Things First
The Habit of Integrity and Execution
Integrity and Execution are two interesting words to put together
Other words for Execution are
Capitol Punishment

Other words for Integrity

I put these different words in a few combinations

Honest Completion
Finish with honor
Carry out the Truth
Relying on Capitol Punishment 
(no one in my class laughed my Relying on Capitol Punishment joke. I even said it in the most cynical voice I could muster.... no laugh)

What these words, execution and integrity have together, is BALANCE.
Just like life,
You need balance.

I know this may be a weird way of interpreting habit 3, but my brain is muddled with finals week. Just roll with it.

I am not good at balancing my life yet, but I’d like to think I’ll only get better. Not worse.
I’ve set 4 daily goals to help me with habit 3
1.   Make a list.
2.   Be productive
3.   Find the little things
4.   End happy every day.

Make a List

I love making lists. I make lists all day. I even make lists for things I need to make lists for. Pretty much this whole presentation is just a bunch of lists. The only thing that tops making a list, is crossing things off said list. By making lists I can get the important things done in my day, and get happier every time I cross something off the list.

Be Productive

I want to do something productive EVERY DAY. Not just anything one thing that is productive, like make the bed, but something that I love and will make me a happier, and better person.

Find the Little Things

I don’t need to create the little things, I need to notice the little things more, and appreciate them more. Its easy to go through your day and not notice the little things that could have made you smile.

For me, lately if I go to work and school I have been productive for the day and I am DONE. but really, I shouldn’t stop there. I should probably make the bed ( cause who has time for that in the morning, lets be honest. ) and get some dinner started and do my homework and love my husband. 
And those are still the big things! 
I haven’t even started unwinding for the day yet, and doing the things I want to for the day. I know that for me it is important that I focus on the little things created between and during the big parts of life. I need those small moments to keep going. On the other hand, I need to get better at ignoring those small annoying things that tend to tick me off for the rest of the day. 

End Happy Every Day

If you end happy, you will start happy tomorrow.
My favorite part of the day is to lay in bed and tell Brad all my things for the day. Big and little. And I love to hear his! Even though I’ve known him for years, I am always learning new things about him during our happy-end-of-the-day-report. 


1 comment :

  1. Hey! Great post! Congrats on being awesome today. To me, you are awesome every day!
    Love, Mom