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“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” (1989)
/ Stephen R. Covey (Free Press)
『７つの習慣』（King Bear, Inc.）
□Part Four: Renewal
/ Inside-Out Again (p.308-319)
/ Questions I am Often Asked (p.321-332)
1) A Gap Between Stimulus and Response
I can hardly describe the effect that idea had on my mind.
Though I had been nurtured in the philosophy of self-
determinism, the way the idea was phrased-
“a gap between stimulus and response”
- hit me with fresh, almost unbelievable force.
It was almost like “knowing it for the first time,” like an
inward revolution, “an idea whose time had come.”
2) 2 Unspoken Ground Rules
We gradually evolved two unspoken ground rules.
The first was “no probing.” As soon as we unfolded the
inner layers of vulnerability, we were not to question
each other, only to empathize.
Probing was simply too invasive.
The second ground rule was that when it hurt too much,
when it was painful, we would simply quit for the day.
Then we would either begin the next day where we left off
or wait until the person who was sharing felt ready to continue.
3) Intergenerational Living
The highest and most powerful motivation in doing that is
not for ourselves only, but for our posterity, for the posterity
of all mankind. As someone once observed,
“There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children
- one is roots, the other wings.”
4) Becoming a Transition Person
Sometimes we make mistakes, we feel awkward.
But if we start with the Daily Private Victory and work from
the inside out, the results will surely come.
As we plant the seed and patiently weed and nourish it,
we begin to feel the excitement of real growth and
eventually taste the incomparably delicious fruits
of a congruent, effective life.
5) In the words of Teihard de Chardin,
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
1) dysfunctional (adj)
We had gone through many experiences over the years
in which I felt her openness was inappropriate,
and she felt my constraint was dysfunctional.
2) surrogate (n)
If one of your children is having difficulty and doesn’t really
relate with you at a particular time in his life, maybe he can
relate to your brother or sister who can become a surrogate
father or mother, a mentor or a hero for a period of time.
3) bequest (n)
→□印象に残った文章3) Intergenerational Living参照
4) fabric (n)
My contemplation of life and human nature in that secluded
place had taught me that he who cannot change the very
fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality,
and will never, therefore, make any progress.
5) resonate (v)
All of us, men and women alike, face similar problems,
have similar needs, and internally resonate with the
6) disdain (v)
I see myself like most of you- as a seeker of truth, of
understanding. I am not a guru. I disdain being called a guru.
7) rumble (v)
I believe in Stan Davis’s statement that
“When the infrastructure changes, everything rumbles.”
↑Thank You for One Click
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