Wow, that was really quick!
@maxdof: I've listened to a lot of tapes and read a couple of books and many articles ranging from tony robbins, george zalucki, Noah St. John and Steve ofcourse (which to be fair has helped the most)
I have read the 7 habits of highly effective people but I realised I didn't know how to make them habits so I started with self-discipline, 30 day trials etc and kind of branched more into life purpose, goals, plans, visualizing and so on. I never really looked back into Covey. What I focus on most though are my goals and what I want, not so much personal changes (I feel they will follow automatically) I'm not looking for quick fixes or off the back solutions, but I do hope for atleast some form of solid foundation I can build upon after 3 years.
On a side note, what disappointed you about photoreading? I'm really intrigued because I was going to order a set soon.
How are things working out for you with the habits if I can ask? How long have you been working on them? What do you aspire to achieve? What is your approach to integrating them into your character/habits? Do you apply one of the habits for 30 days, like a trial?
Oh, I forgot to mention this, (think it might help) I always try take a gradual approach, like building disicpline, I start off with focusing on college, then after I feel I'm doing that successfully I move onto doing 2 hours of drawing daily as well, then languages, etc. So it's a real pain the back side when it all goes down hill, because essentially I start from scratch again.
@jawillie: I see where you're coming from and I agree, I most certainly have learnt and have grown in one way or another and have also been very patient with myself. But at some point I'm just like 'what the hell!!?' because I might be moving forward in one way or another slowly but surely, but I'm not getting what I want from life or am not becoming the person I want to be, I don't want to settle for what life throws at me just because it does, I want to shape my own future.
I'll have a look at the article you suggested.