7 Habits of Highly Effective People

7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStephen CoveyEffectiveness: Getting the results you want in a way that enables you to get even greater results in the future. In other words success that endures. Success that is sustainable and balanced.Habit 1 – Be Proactive: The habit of being proactive, or the habit of personal vision, means taking responsibility for our attitudes and actions. Take the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen. Principle: ResponsibilityHabit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind: This is the habit of personal leadership. Start with a clear destination to understand where you are now, where you’re going, and what you value most. Principle: Having Purpose and ValuesHabit 3 – Put First Things First: This is the habit of personal management, which involves organizing and managing time and events. Manage yourself. Organize and execute around priorities. Principle: Living by your Purpose and ValuesHabit 4 – Think Win-Win: Win-Win is the habit of interpersonal leadership. Win-Win is also the attitude of seeking mutual benefit. Principle: Mutual respect and BenefitHabit 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood: This is the habit of empathic communication. Understanding builds the skills of empathic listening that inspire openness and trust. Principle: Mutual UnderstandingHabit 6 – Synergize: This is the habit of creative cooperation or teamwork. Synergy results from valuing differences by bringing different perspectives together in the spirit of mutual respect. Principle: Creative Co-operationHabit 7 – Sharpen the Saw: This is the habit of self-renewal. Preserving and enhancing your greatest asset, yourself, by renewing the physical, spiritual, mental, and social/emotional dimensions of your nature. Principle: Renewal and Continual ImprovementPrinciples: Natural laws that govern our lives, whether or not we know them or like them or agree with them. To optimize change you need principles that don’t change. Principles are timeless and self-evident.Habits: Embodied principles that you live until they become habitual, almost second nature.Living these habits can affect profound growth in 4 places: Personal Growth, The Family, The Community, and The Work PlaceYour confidence will grow in your ability to adapt and apply the 7 habits framework to any difficult situation, any challenge you experience now or in the future. You’ll also begin to see opportunity in your problems, so that your creative powers are released. When we solve something we get rid of it. When we create we bring something into existence. The creative mindset solves problems better than the problem solving mindset.To LiveTo LoveTo LearnTo Leave a LegacyVisionCourageCompassionIntegrity = courage + compassion
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  • Love Love Love these habits, we have been trying to effectively review all we do in our small business around this! It is hard, yet awesome! Thanks for the post!
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