Last week we had a training session on the famous "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" There have been two dominant theories of achieving success: The Personality Ethic and The Character Ethic According to the Personality Ethic, there are skills and techniques one may learn and a public image, personality and attitude one may develop that result in success Whereas The Character Ethic sees individual developmentn as a long-tem process bearing results according to the law of the Harvest. While discussing further on the topics, the trainer said the next exercise will be wwe will write our own obituary. We were all stunned and confused The trainer said: Close your eyes and do as i say. We all sat in silence eyes closed. Think yourself to be dead See people around you They may all be saying something Now imagine or think what you would like each one of them to say about you. He gave us a list, what we would like so and so to say about us. This is the list: Spouse Children Parents Siblings Relatives Colleagues Friends Neighbours Society He made us write what we would like them to say about us. Then he said review what you have written. Are you anywhere close in your actions or behaviour with those people which may prompt them to say what you want them to. If no, start working towards it. To make it more clear, he gave an example: One person, always used to say if i die my wife will say "Thank God" So he was asked why do you say so?? He said i fight with my wife everyday...she keeps reminding me of things i need to carry when i leave the house and i don't like that...so the trainer asked him and what happens on the day she is not around to remind you, he said if forget half the things at home...so who is wrong his wife or he...from that day he changed himself. So, my dear friends where are we on what we would like to hear after we leave this world?? Please do this small exercise and see how really good or otherwise are you. If not start working towards a positive you. All the Best Roopa.