Questions About Covey's Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence (Habit 1)

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Questions About Covey's Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence (Habit 1)
Lee Hao Tian, Student (Other), Member
"Because of position, wealth, role, or relationships, there are some circumstances in which a person's Circle of Influence is larger than his or her Circle of Concern. This situation reflects on a self-inflicted emotional myopia -- another reactive selfish life-style focused in the Circle of Concern. Though they may have to prioritize the use of their influence, proactive people have a Circle of Concern that is at least as big as their Circle of Influence, accepting the responsibility to use their influence effectively."
This is a phrase copied from the book "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People". After reading this, I have 2 questions:
1. Why does the author say that if a person Circle of Influence is larger than his or her Circle of Concern, then he or she is showing a self-inflicted emotional myopia -- another reactive selfish life-style focused in the Circle of Concern? I only can figure out why selfish.
2. In this phrase, the author mentions that proactive... Read more? Sign up for free
 

 
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