7 habits of highly effective people steven covey


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7 habits of highly effective people steven covey

  1. 2. <ul><li>Proactive: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be “ response-able”— Be capable of consciously choosing how you respond to any given situation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tending to initiate change rather than reacting to events. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Action Items : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be proactive and not reactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make an inventory of the commitments you have outstanding right now and get on completing them. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be Proactive </li></ul>Our integrity to the commitments we make is one of, and perhaps THE, most important factors in living our greatest life and achieving a consistent level of joy and happiness.
  2. 3. <ul><li>Begin with the absolute End : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is based on the principle that all things are created twice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First in Mind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Later in Actual. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Action Items : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FIRST , get clear on what you want. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiate between what is important versus what is not . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think & communicate ‘ what you like/want ’ and not ‘ what you don’t like/want’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Begin with End in Mind </li></ul>“ Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity-minded.” ~Stephen R. Covey
  3. 4. <ul><ul><li>Order Things by Importance & Urgency: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Action Items : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the truly important things in your life and in your day and in the moment and do them first. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay out of Quadrants III and IV because, urgent or not, they aren’t important. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shrink Quadrant I down to size by spending more time in Quadrant II. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Put First Things First </li></ul>Urgent Not Urgent Important Quadrant I: Time spent in: crises, deadlines Results: stress, burnout Quadrant II: Time spent in: growth, exercise, relationships Results: happiness :) Not Important Quadrant III: Time spent in: pressing stuff, interruptions Results: short-term focus Quadrant IV: Time spent in: time wasters Results: you’re fired!
  4. 5. <ul><li>Both Sides should win: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review if you approach relationships (business or intimate) with a true desire to see the other person “win”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or, are you focused on WIN/lose relationships where you’re more concerned about winning/being right/getting the better end of the deal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or, are you focused on LOSE/win situations where you’re showing up weakly and losing while the other wins? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Action Items : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think and try on how you and your prospective partner can BOTH win. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think Win-Win </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Understand first, to be understood later: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s amazing how easy it is to spend all our time trying to make sure WE are understood—forgetting to slow down and see the other person’s perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Action Items : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice seeing the other person’s perspective before working so hard to make sure they get yours. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understand, then seek to be Understood </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Origin: Greek word sunergos which means “working together” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Action Items : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Team work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make 1+1 = 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and befriend with people who have similar thought process like yours. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Synergy </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Sharpen your Saw: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and enhance the vital parameters for your personal and professional life’s success. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Action Items : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seek enhanced /focused Knowledge, put into action and retrospect continually. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise, meditate, journal, spend time with loved ones, go on vacation, play, dance, enjoy your hobbies. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharpen, sharpen, sharpen! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharpen the Saw </li></ul>