Title – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
These are time tested habits or principles applied by effective people.
- Habit 1. Be proactive – do not be reactive: concentrate and focus on things you can control. Create a way rather than just waiting for one.
- Habit 2. Begin with the end in mind – have a vision, mission or purpose for your life. Have a picture of what the end should look like.
- Habit 3. Put first things first – take actions daily that will lead you to your vision. Have priorities; focus on what matters and avoid distractions.
- Habit 4. Think win-win – always seek the mutual benefit for everyone. There is enough to go around for all.
- Habit 5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. To understand others, you need to first listen to them; understand their perspective and show empathy.
- Habit 6. Synergize – different people bring different ideas, opinions, perspectives and strengths to the table; this achieves the best results.
- Habit 7. Sharpen the saw – sharpen 4 key areas of your life – physical, spiritual, cognitive (intellectual), and social. Keep developing yourself in these areas.
- Character (inner ethics such as integrity) is superior to Personality (outer ethics such as appearance).
- All things are created twice; the first time is in the mind.
- Any relationship that is not win-win is “parasitic”
- Begin with the end in mind – “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, whether good or evil.” – Ecclesiastes 12:13-14.
- Put first things first – “But seek first the kingdom of God, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” – Mathew 6:33.
- Sharpen the saw – “Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed” – Ecclesiastes 10:10.
- Synergize – “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken” – Ecclesiastes 4:12.
- What legacy do you want to leave behind in life? Start to work on them starting today.
- Write down 3 distractions in your life; ignore them and focus on what is important.