7 Habits of Highly Effective People pdf: Introduction

Take action based on the wisdom of the seven habits of highly effective people. Following are some questions that will help you meet this challenge.

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List of Habits

Here is a very short summary of the seven habits discussed in the book by Steven R. Covey. I highly recommend you buy and read this book. A more complete summary can be found at this page: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Summary.

Habits 1 – 3 focus on the move from dependence to independence.

• Habit 1: Be Proactive

• Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

• Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habits 4 – 6 focus on the move from independence to interdependence

• Habit 4: Think Win-Win

• Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

• Habit 6: Synergize

The last habit focuses on the need to continually rejuvenate yourself.

• Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

The Challenge

• Habit 1: Be Proactive

Identify 3 events that can have a significant impact on your life. Ideally in different area such as career, family, study. What control can you exercise on these events. What will it take to exercise this control? Identify the first two steps for each and take the first step.

• Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

In the events you identified, what will the end look like? – (1) if you did nothing and (2) if you made an effort to get the best outcome possible? Visualize the steps required to make sure you achieve the end you have in mind.

• Habit 3: Put First Things First

What are the 3 most important principles you live by? Do these principles align with the actions you identified before? If not why not? What changes are needed? If they do what will you do to ensure that it stays that way?

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• Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Are the 3 events and actions you identified before all about you or not? Did you only think about how you will be affected and what you can do to get the best for yourself? Now think carefully how other people will be affected, how they will benefit from your actions, and what changes you need to make so that others will also benefit.

• Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

If you really want to know how other people will be affected as discussed just before you will need to: (1) make an effort to get to know them, (2) listen and understand their fears and hopes, (3) listen and understand what is important to them. Maybe you need to understand their Habits 1, 2 and 3.

• Habit 6: Synergize

Reflect on Habits 1-5 above. List the people you have relationships with in terms of the challenges and questions put to you. Reflect on how you can all make a much bigger impact on the future if you all work together. Make a list of at least 3 aspects that you can think about in this regard.

• Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

List the 7 key skills, habits and attitudes (7 in total and at least 2 from each) that are important to your success and living a good life. Which of these need sharpening? What exactly is needed? Write down when you will take the required action to improve each skill, habit and attitude? Above all remember the saying “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Take time out to rest, to play, to rejuvenate yourself.

I hope this had helped you consider what if will take to be highly effective in your own life – career, business, family, socially and much more.

You can also download the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People pdf below. Download the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People pdf below. This is a direct download, just right-click the link. No need to give your name e-mail or anything.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People pdf

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