7 Habits of Covey

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7 Habits of Covey

  1. 1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Sean Covey http://www.7habits4teens.com/ “The Principle of Sowing & Reaping” • Sow a thought, and you reap an act; • Sow an act, and you reap a habit; • Sow a habit, and you reap a character; • Sow a character, and you reap a destiny. Samuel Smiles
  2. 2. THE Private VICTORY – Inside First
  3. 3. Habit 2 BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND Control your own destiny or someone else will - Jack Welch define your mission and goals in life. • You draw up a blueprint before you build a house. • You create an outline before you write an essay. • Happy and fulfilled people don’t just live day to day without a clear purpose in mind.
  4. 4. the Paths you Choose today Can shaPe you forever. • So here you are. You’re young. You’re free. You have your whole life before you. You’re standing at the crossroads of life and you have to choose which paths to take. • What paths will you follow?
  5. 5. Exercise Laurie Beth Jones is the author of The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Wor . Richard J. Leider is the author of The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Li Work
  6. 6. Gifts, Dreams, Sorrow, Unlived Lives (LBJ) • What were your parents' unlived lives? Do you know what their dreams were? Write them down. • Have their unlived lives affected or influenced you? If so, how?
  7. 7. Gifts, Dreams, Sorrow, Unlived Lives (LBJ) • Picture yourself standing in a room. One by one, the following people come up to you, look into your eyes, and hand out a gift. What is it? • -Father -Mother -Brother(s) -Sister(s) -Best friend (s) •
  8. 8. • Which of the gifts that were given to you have you chosen to use? • Which of the gifts that were given to you have you chosen not to use?
  9. 9. Discovering What Moves You (RL) • If you started a business or organization to solve a need, what would it be? • What issue would you like to see someone write a bestselling book about? • What subjects would you like to learn about? Go back to school for? Study for a master's in? • Who are the people you find yourself voluntarily getting together with, again and again, for deeper discussions? What are your deepest discussions about?
  10. 10. Finding Your Gifts (LBJ) • People say, "Oh, you are so good at____________." • Write down a list of the talents you have been given. • Which of these talents have you buried? • Which talents have you multiplied? • Whom are you blaming for your talents being buried?
  11. 11. Identifying Your Passion (LBJ) • What excites you in or about the world? • What angers you in or about the world? • If you could teach three things to others about what excites you in the world, what three things would you teach? • If you could convey to others three things about what angers you in the world, what would you convey?
  12. 12. Finding Your USP -- Unique Selling Proposition (LBJ) • What did you tell people you were going to do or be when you grow up? • Are you being or doing anything that resembles that dream now? If so, what? If not, why not?
  13. 13. Envisioning (LBJ) • Who is living the life you most envy? • Describe what you think that life is like? • If you had only six healthy months left to live, what would they look like?
  14. 14. Envisioning (LBJ) • You are now a very old person, walking with a school child, who asks you, "What are you most proud of in your life?" • You are about to die. What did you accomplish before you left? • As a result of your having lived, three things have changed or shifted in the world. What are they?
  15. 15. MISSION STATEMENT www.stephencovey.com/mission-statements.php • Crafting a personal mission statement is based on habit 2 • A personal mission statement focuses on what you want to be (in terms of character and what you want to do in reference to contribution of achievements)
  16. 16. MISSION STATEMENT www.stephencovey.com/mission-statements.php • Others may call it a credo, a philosophy or a purpose statement • It's not as important as to what you call it, what counts is how you define your definition.
  17. 17. MISSION STATEMENT www.stephencovey.com/mission-statements.php • What is a mission statement ? • Personal Mission Statements based on correct principles are like a personal constitution, the basis for making major, lifedirecting decisions, the basis for making daily decisions.
  18. 18. Personal Mission Statement 1) What is my life about? 2) What do i stand for? 3) What action am i taking to live What my life is about and What i stand for? SMART
  19. 19. Crafting a mission statement is "connecting with your own unique purpose and the profound satisfaction that comes in fulfilling it." ---Covey
  20. 20. CRAFTING YOUR PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT • As one way to develop a mission statement, Covey talks about visualizing your 80th birthday or 50th wedding anniversary and imagining what all your friends and family would say about you. • A somewhat more morbid approach is writing your own obituary. »legacy
  21. 21. CRAFTING MISSION STATEMENTS www.stephencovey.com/mission-statements.php • Begin at the very center of our circle of influence, that center comprised of our most basic paradigms • Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
  22. 22. CRAFTING MISSION STATEMENTS www.stephencovey.com/mission-statements.php • It is not something you do overnight. • It takes deep introspection, careful analysis and thoughtful expression. • It evolves as the years bring additional insights or changing circumstances.
  23. 23. SUGGESTIONS IN CRAFTING A MISSION STATEMENT www.stephencovey.com/mission-statements.php • Write down your roles as you now see them. “ Are you satisfied with the mirror image of your life?” • Start a collection of notes, quotes, and ideas you may want to use as resource material in writing your personal mission statement.
  24. 24. SUGGESTIONS IN CRAFTING A MISSION STATEMENT www.stephencovey.com/mission-statements.php • Identify a project you will be facing in the near future and apply the principle of mental creation. • Write down the results you desire and what steps will lead you to those results.
  25. 25. • First Things First is actually about time management, but Covey and his coauthors use the personal mission statement as an important principle. • The idea is that if you live by a statement of what's really important to you, you can make better timemanagement decisions. • The authors ask, "Why worry about saving minutes when you might be wasting years?"
  26. 26. Habit 3 • Put first things first is the power of will-power (the strength to say yes to your most important things) and won’t power (the strength to say no to less important things).
  27. 27. THE Public VICTORY – Outside Second
  28. 28. Habit 4 THINK WIN-WIN tHe Stuff tHat Life iS Made Of Have an everyOne-can-win attitude. • Thinking win-win is a frame of mind and heart that seeks mutual benefit and is based on mutual respect in all interactions. • It begins with the belief that we are all equal – no one is inferior or superior. • DESIDERATA
  29. 29. Habit 5 SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD yOu Have twO earS and One MOutH LiSten tO peOpLe SincereLy • Seeking to understand takes kindness; seeking to be understood takes courage. • Effectiveness lies in balancing the two.
  30. 30. HABIT 6: SYNERGIZE • Ever seen a flock of geese heading south in a V formation? Scientists have learned some amazing facts about why they fly that way. • The flock can fly 71% farther than single birds; the geese honk to encourage the leaders; tired leaders drop back to the end of the V to rest.

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