Journal Entry: Stacey Lee Milch-07/26/2023

Journal Entry

I had my Michael Santos: Earning Freedom class today. We went over “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. We worked on Habit #1 The Habit of Personal Responsibility. Being proactive is about taking responsibility for your life. Proactive people recognize that they are “response-able”. They don’t blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behaviors. They know they can choose their behavior. All these external forces act as stimuli that we respond to. Between the stimulus and the response is our greatest power-we have the freedom to choose our response. One of the most important things we choose is what we say. Our language is a good indicator of how we see ourselves. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Dr. Stephen R. Covey

Also, I reached out to my Aunt Pam today who is one of my biggest supporters, and was able to thank her for her support and the things she does for me like sending me family pictures and I also reached out to my Aunt Linda, another supporter who have both stood by my side through thick and thin. I like to let my advocates and supporters know how appreciated they are.