At work, Fellowship Technologies, I’ve been coming up with themes of the day. It’s been a fun thing to do to concentrate on a number of things: honoring God, improving self, and every once in a while, having fun! After I pick the theme, my boss, Scott Lowrie will pick a song to go with it. He’s picked everything from Van Halen, Abba, to contemporary Christian music. His music collection is pretty eclectic.
Today’s theme is Steven Covey’s 1st habit in his book – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Be Proactive. This is not about planning for the future and knowing where you’re heading in life. But rather, how you’re going to react. Steven Covey says it best in his blog post. Here’s an excerpt…
The key to being proactive is remembering that between stimulus and response there is a space. That space represents our choice— how we will choose to respond to any given situation, person, thought or event. Imagine a pause button between stimulus and response—a button you can engage to pause and think about what is the principle-based response to your given situation. Listen to what your conscience tells you. Listen for what is wise and the principle-based thing to do, and then act.
Take today and choose a positive response to situations that would normally set you off. It’s a challenging thing to do it, but if you think about it, you can do it!