Tonette Kelly

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Help Your Children Build Great Habits. Habit 2 – Begin With The End In Mind

Sean Covey teaches us that our habits make or break our lives.

 It is essential that we teach our children good habits if we want them to be happy and productive.

He focuses on seven essential habits. We have already looked at Habit No. 1 –   BE PROACTIVE.

Today we will look at Habit No. 2 – Begin With The End In Mind.

Sean says that we need to teach our children to work out what they are seeking to achieve  and work with them to develop goals for their life, so that they have a ‘road map’ for what to do.

This helps keep them on track and stops a lot of time wastage.

For example each Sunday night we might ask our children what Assignments they have that week and get them to make a plan of what they’ll do each evening. This helps keep them on track.

At the begiining of each term we might ask our children what sports they’d like to play and what they’d like to achieve at school that term. At the beginning of this term my youngest child said that he wanted to be dux in at least one subject at Presentation Night. This was a good goal as it meant that we could plan the steps and work necessary to achieve it.

The essential with your children is lots of talk and communication around what they are seeking to achieve.

Tonette Kelly


August 5, 2012 Posted by | Children, Happiness, Life, Parenting | , , , , | Leave a comment

We Can Choose To Be Happy!

We all want to be happy and often we think this is the reason that we are here on Earth. When we’re not happy we feel cheated.

I’ve found that the reason we are here on Earth is to be of service and that in so being we will find happiness, as we will be content. Our thoughts will be on the good we are doing.

Jerry and Esther Hicks say it well as usual:

Being happy is the cornerstone of all that you are! Nothing is more important than that you feel good! And you have absolute and utter control about that because you can choose the thought that makes you worry or the thought that makes you happy; the things that thrill you, or the things that worry you. You have the choice in every moment.

— Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, March 15th, 2003 # 523

What this means is that no matter what is going on in our lives we can be happy if we choose to be happy. We are only sad if we dwell on things that make us sad.

Choose your thoughts and you change your world.

Tonette Kelly

August 5, 2012 Posted by | Happiness, Life | , , | 1 Comment