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7 Awesome Habits of Highly Effective People

Combine forces

Regardless of how capable we might be on our own, there is always greater strength in numbers. 

Synergize on everything you can to help you become more effective.

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7 Awesome Habits of Highly Effective People

7 Awesome Habits of Highly Effective People

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Be proactive

Nothing will ever get done if we wait for things to happen. 

Take the reins in your own hands to start a movement.

See the end

Knowing where the end lies helps to put us into action. 

Continue to keep your end goal in mind.

Prioritize

It can be tempting to stop something halfway through when it gets difficult.  

The difficulty of an activity shouldn't change the fact that it's our priority. Stay the course.

Visualize

Effective people can always imagine the desired outcome.

Visualize your goals and the steps you need to make to get you there.

Try to understand things beforehand

Often, people jump into things without planning properly, resulting in fruitless actions.

Planning ahead can really benefit your end results.

Combine forces

Regardless of how capable we might be on our own, there is always greater strength in numbers. 

Synergize on everything you can to help you become more effective.

Self-care

Regularly allow yourself the time and space in order to be restored. You will find that you are better able to effectively achieve your personal best.

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Begin with the End in Mind

Start with a clear destination to determine your steps. Identify your values and live by them.

  • Visualize in detail your own funeral. What are they saying about how you lived your life, and your relationships? What do you want them to say? Change your priorities accordingly.
  • Break down different roles in your life - whether professional, personal or in a community. List 3-5 goals you want to achieve for each. 
  • Define what scares you and write down exactly how you'll handle it.
Go after your goals

Prioritize your day-to-day actions based on what is most important, not what is most urgent.

Be disciplined to follow these actions regardless of how you feel at any given moment. Maintain a primary focus on relationships and results, and a secondary focus on time.

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The Eighth Qualitative Habit

It's related to your ability to act instead of reacting when things don’t go your way.

Your reactivity impacts your attitude, performance, effectiveness and how others perceive you.

Act instead of reacting

The real distress from an unpleasant situation comes from the reaction to the situation, not from the initial event itself.

If you can avoid reacting when uncontrollable events happen, you can reduce your stress and improve your effectiveness and well-being. 

Hold your reaction and observe the situation with curiosity from a bird's eye view.

Practicing Self-Regulation

Self-Regulation is the ability to stay calm and collected in the middle of a distressing situation.

Develop the skill to see the initial situation and your reaction to it separately. Self-regulation (self-calming) helps you recognize your emotions and not to react based on your emotions.

Traits Of Engaging Conversationalists
Traits Of Engaging Conversationalists
  1. They display genuine interest in what their partner is saying. They actively listen, rather than simply waiting for their own turn to speak.
  2. They demonstrate attention by