The seven habits of highly effective people

by Steven Covey

The Seven Habit of Highly Effective People

Think before you act and always go for the win-win

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"How can you systematically be effective in attaining your goals?"


In this must-read book, Covey answers this question and describes the seven habits of highly effective people.


Effectiveness as an individual - The first three habits
Don't be a couch potato, a slacker, a lazybones, whatever you want to call it.
Instead, be proactive and take matters into your own hands.
Always begin with the end in mind and put first things first.


Effectiveness in working with other people - The next three habits
Not everything is a zero-sum game, where one party has to lose for another to win.
Always think in terms of win-win when dealing with others and strive  for synergy.
When convincing others, try first to understand them, before attempting to be understood.

Staying effective - The seventh habit
Exercise, rest, eat healthy, make meaningful connections with others, learn, write, read, teach and meditate.
Sharpen the saw, take care of yourself in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual.