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Copy of Habit 3 - Put First Things First

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Geri Armstrong

on 7 October 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Habit 3 - Put First Things First

Think about a time when fear kept you from doing something great or important.
Habit 3
Procrastination Myth
"I do my best work at the last minute"
Franklin Institute:
Any kind of stress makes it harder for your brain to function.
lasting, cumulative damages to your brain due to hormone overload
Planning ahead is out of the question because it would ruin the excitement of doing everything at the last possible moment.
mediocre performance
reputation of being a "pleaser"
often caves to peer pressure
lack of discipline
feeling like a doormat for others to wipe their feet on
lack of responsibility
control of your life
high performance
A planner was not designed to tie you down, but to free you up.
Plan Weekly
Big rocks vs. Sand
Identify your big rocks for the week.
How will effective prioritization help
you to be
a leader?
Putting first things first takes courage and will cause you to stretch outside your comfort zone.
Never Let Fears Make Your Decisions
In the same season he broke the record for most home runs, he led the league in strike outs.
Was cut from his sophomore basketball team.
He is, arguably, one of the best basketball players of all time.
Character Trait
An inner strength to confront wrongdoing, take risks and live life to the fullest.
Role Models
Who am I?
failed in business at age twenty-two
was defeated for the state legislature at age twenty-three
failed in business at age twenty-five
coped with the death of his significant other at twenty-six
suffered a nervous breakdown at twenty-seven
was defeated for speaker at age twenty-nine
was defeated for congressional nomination at age thirty-four
was elected to congress at thirty-seven but lost renomination at thirty-nine
was defeated for the senate at forty-six
was defeated for the vice presidency at forty-seven
was defeated for the senate at forty-nine
"It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong."
he was derided for being the only person in front line politics to speak out against the inherent evil of fascism and Nazism during their rise in the early to mid-thirties.
was written off as a warmonger for
ten years
, warned Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for
six years
of the dangers of appeasement.
Was PM from 1940-1945 and held the country together through the close of WWII.
his courage and optimism gave hope to the British people.
Known as the most important British politician of the twentieth century.
Winston Churchill
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
imprisoned for 27 years for anti-apartheid protests and opposition to racism.
Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
became the president of South Africa in 1994 (was the first black South African to hold office.
Nelson Mandela
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
Will power vs. Won't Power
Having the will to do things you don't want to do, and the courage to say no.
Quiz concepts
Habit 1 - Be Proactive
Habit 2 - Begin with the end in mind
Habit 3 - Put first things first
Role Models
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger
Abraham Lincoln
Winston Churchill
Nelson Mandela
Character Traits
Self Control
STUDY/Prepare your notes. (all presentations on the wiki)
I will collect your warm ups from this week before the quiz.
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