Thursday, September 29, 2011

The 7 habits of highly effective people Part 1(Inside out) -127 hours by James Franco and Aron Ralston

This book is specified for the person who is not successful, not talent, lacking in confidence or would like to change his / her own life towards a successfully career path. The author Stephen R. Covey indicates 7 habits from highly effective people, these habits which can help you to become a successful leader in your school life, business, career, family, friendship and marriage. In this chapter inside out, the author reports that those people who wish to become successful, they need to start to develop their thinking and behavior. This is the process of well developing personality ethic. Personality ethic is the way of thinking and problem solving. Usually, people would like to follow their parents’ footsteps, school life, friendship and history memory. However, once they reach an obstacle and they cannot solve by their own methods. Smart people would like to observe the problem in different angles in order to live and keep moving forward. Once they overcome the problem, they can receive victory and experience. Plus they develop principles which can conduct their career path towards winning and continuously to gain self esteem towards public. 

In the chapter, I pick up 127 hours this movie to demonstrate how to observe the fact in different angles. This movie is based on Ralston’s autobiography “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”. James Franco stars as Aron Ralston and he goes to Canyonlands National Park alone on 25thApril 2003 alone. He leaved the door without telling anybody and message where he would be. Accidentally, his arm was trapped against the canyon wall for 127 hours. His mind came up 4 options, the first one was waiting for help but nobody knew that he was trapped in the middle of the Canyon wall. The second one was trying to move the rock but he was not capable with his own equipment. The third one was to amputate his own arm, but his knife was not sharp enough to cut his arm and he could not survive with the blood lost for 4 hours to reach his vehicle. The forth one was waiting for death.  

 On day 6, he realized the first 2 options were not possible. He would like to live to continue his life, to join his sister’s wedding, to meet his future wife and his children. He took the option 3 and he torn his fresh with his pocket knife and broke his bones. This painful process lasted for 1 hour and he finally leaved the Canyon and survived.

The concept of this chapter, inside out means to start first with self, even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. If you want the secondary greatness of recognized talent, focus first on primary greatness of character. In order live in a better live, you need to develop a bright thinking mind to solve problem. You need to observe everything in plenty point of views. Once you generate a list of options, you can choose the workable and achievable solutions to let you overcome a hostile situation. Inside – out is a process, a continuing process of renewal based on the natural laws that govern human growth and progress. The aim is to develop a new level of thinking in different period and situation inside your memory and behavior. Before your ways of actions will become a habit. You need to think inside out rather than outside in. For instance, you can copy a mentor such as Steve Jobs, JK Rowling etc. However, this action is reaching a leaf of the tree plant. If you want to become another Steve Jobs or JK Rowling, you need to reach the root of the tree. Thus you need to develop a better level of thinking. The new principle will be your past history or your suggestions from your friends. You need to look things in different angles. 
I watch the movie of 127 hours starring with James Franco. I would like to learn in depth for this story. Then I search the video clips from YouTube. A full documentary was presented by the first character Aron Ralston. After I watch this documentary, I understand deeply about the real situation and the circustance of the accident. Several ways to understand in depth of this event and person. I can read the topics from google news, wiki, novel, movie, youtube clips etc. If you think you finish this movie and you can fully understand the story, you reach only the leaf of the tree. Plus you don’t build up a new concept of survive. Look different and seek for any possiblities is the way to develop good habit. It is the way to shift your paradigm to a better personality ethic.  

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