In one of my earlier posts Addiction Redefined i mentioned about 90 / 10 Principle. Seriously, it slipped off my mind until a friend requested it and me too came across situations which remind me of this. So here it goes..90/10 Principle by Stephen Covey
It will change your life
(or at least, the way you react to situations)
We cannot stop the car from breaking down.
The plane will be arriving late, which throws our whole schedule off.
A driver may cut us off in the traffic.
You CAN control 90% of your life – by how you react to the 10% you can’t control. You yourself can influence your attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and words.
We are into the habit of reacting almost immediately to what was happening around without any attempt to control our reactions in any way. Because of that, our reactions were negative and destructive.
Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 Principle.
If someone says something negative about you, do not be a sponge. Let the attack roll off like water on glass. You do not have to let the negative comments affect you. React properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, or getting stressed out.
How do you react if someone cuts you off in the traffic?
Do you lose your temper?
Pound on the steering wheel?
Do you curse? Does your blood pressure skyrocket?
Who cares if you arrive 10 seconds later at work?
Why let the cars ruin your drive?
Remember the 90/10 Principle and don’t worry about it.
You are told you lost your job.
Why lose sleep and get irritated?
It will not work out.
Use your worrying energy and time to find a new job.
The plane is late. It is going to mangle your schedule for the day.
Why take out your frustration on the flight attendant?
She has no control over what is going on.
It will just make things worse.
Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger, why stress out?
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Make your heart and mind learn to have no expectations. Train them for everything but expectation. Expectation hurts badly, very badly. Except expectation or accept hurts. Your life, your choice. Live wisely !!
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Always do what You are afraid to do in life because, to the questions of life You are the answer..
and to the problems of life You are the solution..
Its all in “YOU”
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I need, I want, I have to,
A force holds me though.
It’s not a good sign,
Only a cause for a sigh.
I don’t want to degrade,
I can’t either direct.
I know what I suppose to do,
But it is not I am heading to.
What the hell happening to me,
This is not the real me.
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It’s good to have some fresh air in the morning. To be in the lap of Nature. Watching the sunrise, green trees and enjoying the sun rays in a winter morning. One can see people from all ages of life. It really feels good. Do nothing, just sit and observe people. Children playing, running, falling down.. Continue reading
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