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  • 1. The habitsof highly effective people
  • 2. Habits have a tremendous gravity pull
  • 3. Lift off takes a lot of effort, but once we break out of the gravity pull,our freedom takes on a whole new dimension
  • 4. Ready for take off ?
  • 5. Habit 1: Be proactive“You are respons-able: able to choose your respons!”
  • 6. Circle of Concern We have a wide range of concerns, but not all of themfall into our circle of influenceCircle of influence
  • 7. “Proactive people focus their efforts in their circle of influence, causing the circle of influence to increaseReactive people focus their effort in the circle of concern.The negative energy generated by that focus causes the circle of influence to shrink”
  • 8. “Anytime we think the problem is out there, that thought is the problem”
  • 9. You can choose your languageReactive: Proactive:I must I preferIf only I willThey made me I chooseIf I had I can be
  • 10. Habit 2:Begin with the end in mind
  • 11. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are,what you are about and what you value
  • 12. Is the script you are living in harmony with your values?
  • 13. Habit 3:Put first things first
  • 14. The key to timemanagement is not to prioritize what’s onyour schedule but to schedule your priorities
  • 15. It’s almost impossible to say NO to the popularity of urgent, non important matters, if you don’t have a bigger YES burning inside
  • 16. “Things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least” Goethe
  • 17. Habit 4: Think Win/win
  • 18. “You can only achieve win/win solutions with win/win processes”
  • 19. It’s not your way or my way, it’s a better way
  • 20. Habit 5:Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • 21. “We have such a tendency to fix things up withgood advice, but often we fail to take the time to diagnose, to really deeply understand another human being first”
  • 22. Reading your own autobiography into other people’s lives is nót (even close to) listening
  • 23. Habit 6:Synergize “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”
  • 24. “When we are left to our own experiences,we constantly suffer from a shortage of data”
  • 25. “The person who is truly effective has the humility to recognize his ownperceptual limitations and to appreciate the rich resources availablethrough interaction with the hearts and minds of other human beings”
  • 26. In order to have influence,you have to open yourself up to bé influenced
  • 27. Habit 7:Sharpen the Saw
  • 28. Read, write, relax, exercise, play, love, get involved, meditate …
  • 29. “Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things … I am tempted to think … there are no little things” Bruce Barton
  • 30. The end
  • 31. Source This is the visual essence of the book “The 7 habits of highly effective people” by Stephen R. Covey as seen by Marina Noordegraaf