The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Summary Review of Key Points

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. A review and summary of the book.

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People A book review and summary of the best-selling work by Stephen Covey. Rating: Highly recommended. @smartsheet
  • Stephen Coveys book on personal development has been a bestseller worldwide for decades. Mr. Covey would have been 81 years old this week, so to celebrate his birthday and his memory, heres a summary of the key insights he shared. @smartsheet
  • You are not your habits. Change your habits and you will change your life. To change your habits, you must change the way you see the world. @smartsheet
  • HABIT ONE Be Proactive @smartsheet
  • Be proactive. Use your uniquely human ability to differentiate what is and is not within your control. Then, take the initiative and focus ONLY on solving problems within your control. @smartsheet
  • HABIT TWO Begin with the End in Mind @smartsheet
  • Begin with the end in mind. Prepare your personal mission statement by thinking, What will people say about me when I die? Live your life so the legacy you leave is one you have proactively chosen. @smartsheet
  • HABIT THREE Put First Things First @smartsheet
  • Put rst things rst. Dont prioritize your schedule, schedule priorities. Determine true priorities by categorizing daily activities as: Important and urgent (food, shelter, transportation) Important, but not urgent (exercise, quality time with family) Not Important, but feels urgent (email) Not important, but not urgent (TV) @smartsheet
  • HABIT FOUR Think Win-Win @smartsheet
  • Think win-win. Cooperation is a fundamentally better strategy for life and work than competition. Replace a zero-sum mentality with a win-win mindset to achieve maximum success. @smartsheet
  • HABIT FIVE Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood @smartsheet
  • Seek rst to understand, then to be understood. Listening is the most important communication skill. Only once you truly understand the other person, can true communication begin. @smartsheet
  • HABIT SIX Synergize @smartsheet
  • Synergize. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Cooperate with others to achieve more successful outcomes than either of you can achieve alone. @smartsheet
  • HABIT SEVEN Sharpen Your Saw @smartsheet
  • Sharpen your saw. Take enough time to work on yourselfphysically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Effective living is directly proportional to the investment you make in yourself. @smartsheet
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