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STEPHEN R. COVEY

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

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

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#5 Seek First to Understand then to be Understood

#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 understand and ask questions about the thinking process.

"The time to be understood...

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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."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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#2 Begin with End in Mind

#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 remember - 'Anything can be possible!'

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#6 SYNERGY

#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.

The key idea is - "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

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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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#3 Put First thing First

#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 the time.
  2. Important & Not-Urgent - Focus on these tasks.

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#1 Be Proactive

#1 Be Proactive

  • Circle of Influence: The things you can control - Attitude, education, skills you learn, enthusiasm, habits, hobbies, etc.
  • Circle of Concern: The things you don't have control over - other's opinions, other's mistakes, the economy, what people think ...

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Independent to Interdependent

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 Interdependent or Thinking like a team - The attitude of 'WE'.

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Ethics

Ethics

  • Personality 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.
  • Character Ethics: This is the foundation of your character. It cannot be faked. This the ...

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Funeral Test

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 going to give a short speech about you. One person is one of your family members (maybe wife or husban...

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#7 Sharpen the Saw

#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 embodies all the other habits.

You need to focus on Quadrant 2 (Important & ...

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STEPHEN R. COVEY

"How you see the problem is a problem."

STEPHEN R. COVEY

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Stephen R. Covey

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

STEPHEN R. COVEY

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#4 Think Win-Win

#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 sides are mutually happy with the final decision.

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