Highly Effective

Posted by Brenda Yoho

I do not know about you, but my plate has been full lately. It has not been the kind of stuff I could easilly check off the list as done. The problems and issues were more of the personal/emotional kind. These are the things that get me every time.

My faith provides me with the center I always need. But when you develop a habit of getting up, drinking a cup of coffee, visiting with your husband, and then completing your devotions when something interrupts, it throws you into a cycle of feeling off. When I cannot sit down and take the time to do my devotions and spend the spiritual time I need in the morning, my day is not correct.

Stephen Covey is known for his work of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People with his book and has maintained a highly sought-after leader in this area. I have been very comfortable in my daily routine for a few years now. When it is interrupted, I seem to have a difficult time getting back on track. It could be for several reasons, but I always blame my traumatic brain injury and begin my journey of PTSD. I start to think about many things, and I am especially very negative about myself.

Your Powerful Example

When you can calm down and realize you cannot control everything, only how you respond, you can begin to get back to being highly effective. Others learn from the lessons we teach, but more from the lives we live. Our words have great power, and our actions turn the volume up.

“You are the light that gives light to the world…. You should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:14,16

We develop habits and the habits soon become who we are. Covey provides us with 7 Habits to guide our paths.

  • Be Proactive
  • Begin with the End in Mind
  • Put First Things First
  • Think Win-Win
  • Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the Saw
    • Purchase a copy on Amazon or where you buy books.

I finally made it to Friday! Always great to reach a point where you can reflect on the things you have completed and to see what has worked well. We can accomplish great things!

"I only have 2 rules!"
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