The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People

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In my project, I will talk about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Stephen Richards Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, is a business and self-help book. Covey presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls "true north" principles of a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless. The book first introduces the concept of the paradigm shift and helps the reader understand that different perspectives exist, i.e. that two people can see the same thing and yet differ with each other. On…show more content…
Proactive is roles and relationships in life. To have a can do attitude. The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person. Reactive people are driven by feelings, by circumstances, by conditions, by their environment. But proactive people are driven by values "carefully thought about, selected and internalized values". Proactive people are still influenced by external stimuli, whether physical, social, or psychological. But their response to the stimuli, conscious or unconscious, is a value-based choice or response. For example: Proactive people realize, look, even if my complaining were completely objective. It doesn 't help me. So I am going to focus on what I can control. If a proactive person owns a business where he sells a product, instead focusing on "how people these days don 't appreciate good products anymore, and how the government has horrible regulations". He focuses on "how can improve my product, so my customers can 't live without it". Do you realize how much responsibility, how much dedication, how much hard work comes along with asking that questions. And why do you think our effort-minimizing brain is going to pick as default. And that is exactly why most people focus on the things that they cannot control, rather than focus on the things they…show more content…
Application of "Begin with the End in Mind" is to begin today with the image, picture, or paradigm of the end of your life as your frame of reference or the criterion by which everything else is examined. "Begin with the End in Mind" is based on the principle that all things are created twice. There 's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things. For example: Take the construction of a home, you create it in every detail before you ever hammer the first nail into place. You try to get a very clear sense of what kind of house you want. You work with ideas. You work with your mind until you get a clear image of what you want to build. Then you reduce it to blueprint and develop construction plans. All of this is done before the earth is touched. If not, then in the second creation, the physical creation, you will have to make expensive changes that may double the cost of your

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