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Stephen R. Covey

"Courage isn't absent of fear, it is the awareness that something else is important."

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen R. Covey

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Ethics
  • Personal Ethics: This is the appearance to others. It will be seen as fake if it isn't rooted in the character. Like - public image, attitude, personality.
  • Cha...

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#1 Be Proactive
  • Circle of Influence: The things you can control - Attitude, education, skills you learn, enthusiasm, habits, hobbies, etc.
  • Circle of Concern: The thin...

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STEPHEN R. COVEY

"I'm free to choose and I'm responsible for my choices."

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Funeral Test

Imagine yourself at a funeral. Many people are gathered for the person who has died. When you see the name of the dead person - you see that it's your name.

Now there are 3 persons who are go...

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#2 Begin with End in Mind

What do you want in 5, 10, 15 years of your life with clear details

Why do you want to be remembered?

Find your WHY. Write it down as a Personal Mission Statement. And ...

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STEPHEN R. COVEY

"If I want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control myself."

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#3 Put First thing First

"What is the most important thing in this moment?" - Focus on the things that really matter.

Categories your tasks - 

  1. Important & Urgent - Manage ...

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These first three habits are about self-mastery or becoming Dependent to Independent.

But to achieve more you need to go to the next step (habits - #4, #5 & #6)- Becoming In...

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STEPHEN R. COVEY

"How you see the problem is a problem."

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#4 Think Win-Win

Create an Abundance Mindset - There are plenty of things for all and if I want to win, no one has to lose.

Always think of a Win-Win situation where both sid...

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#5 Seek First to Understand then to be Understood

To understand someone you have to listen to them first - you need to see the problem from their perspective first. 

Try Empathic Listening - You listen first, then try to und...

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#6 SYNERGY

Collaborate and value the differences of others.

There are many things that cannot be achieved by only one person, you need to take help from others and also help them.

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#7 Sharpen the Saw

Taking care of your health beforehand is always better than going to the doctor after you feel ill.  

This habit is focused on continuous growth and improvement and e...

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

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STEPHEN R. COVEY

"Sow a thought reap an action; Sow an action reap a habit; Sow a habit reap a character; Sow a character reap a destiny."

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