June 07 2020 at 10:00AM
Book Review | Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Last month we started a monthly book review and second book in our series is "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey". This book explains 7 principles that make a person more effective personally and professionally. Covey shows how a principle-centered, character-based life helps you build the healthy relationships that are key to an effective life. This classic is well worth reading for its perspective and practical advice.
The 7 Habits
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Take initiative. You choose how to respond to what life throws at you.
Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind
Think about the legacy you want to leave. Focus on goals.
Habit 3: Put first things first
Set priorities. Think of tasks in terms of urgency and importance.
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Most of life requires cooperation, not competition. You only win when others win.
Habit 5: Seek first to understand, Then to be understood
Understand needs, concerns, situation before you give advice. To understand others, listen with empathy.
Habit 6: Synergize
Value the differences in relationships. Oneness is not sameness, it's complementariness.
Habit 7: Sharpen the saw
Reflect on and repair your physica, spiritual,mental andsocial/ emotional deficiencies.
As per Covey, the first 3 habits fall under integrity and the next 3 under loyalty. This book considered as wonderful education for people, education in how to live life effectively and get closer to the ideal of being a ‘success’ in life.