The author of this book is an American Socrates, create a continuing habits that has values, family relationship and communication.
The seven habits of highly Effective People teaches about power, conviction and feeling. Both the content and the methodology form a solid foundation for effective communication.
The novel offers an opportunity to explore ourselves on others by profound knowledge and understanding; insight.
When organization desperately need to give energy to create leadership; this novel give practical experience in business; a perfect blend of wisdom.
However these principles cannot performed, you have to rehearse by practicing. As well all know winning is a habit. So is losing.
After twenty-five years of experience the author convince that the seven habits of highly effective people able to distinguish between happiness, and successful. Especially if someone want to succeed in narrow sense.
The author principles teaches in this novel is thought-provoking, and the entire library of success literature is found in one volume. The literature make the difference in real life.
“There is no real excellence in all this word which can be separated from right living.” David Starr Jordan
The seven habits of highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
How to use This Book
The author give us two paradigm shifts that will greatly increase the value you receive from this material.
First do not see this book as a material rather in the sense of something to read once and keep it on the shelf.
You may read it as a whole however the material is designed as a companion for continual process for change and growth.
At the end of each habit you can organized, and increase suggestion for application so that you can study, and focus on any particular habit when you are ready.
As you progress; you can go back to the principles contained in each habit and work to expand your knowledge, skill, and desire for deeper levels of understanding and implementation.
Second the author suggest that you shift your paradigm for own involvement in this material as the role of learner to a teacher. Take an inside-out approach, and read with the purpose in mind, and share or discuss what you have learned with someone within 48 hours.
Do you know that you can teach balance principle to someone within 48 hours, would it make a difference in your presence reading experience?
You can try to read the final section of the book which I have upload it to google drive you can scrool down and click on the title…read it as though you are teaching to your spouse, your child, business associate, or friend today or tomorrow.
While the content is still fresh and you can notice the difference in your mental and emotional process.
“I guarantee that if you approach the material in each of the following chapters in this way, you will not only better remember what you read, but your perspective will be expanded, your understanding deepened, and your motivation to apply the material increased.” – Stephen R.Covey
If you openly, honestly share what you have learned with others, you are surprise to find-out that negative labels or perceptions of others tend to disappear. If you teach someone; you can see your growing personality changing and move forward as a helpful and supportive while you work, perhaps together, to integrate the seven habits into your lives.
What can you expect
As Marilyn Ferguson observed, ” No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or by emotional appeal.”
If you decide to open your gate of change to understand and live the principles represent in the Seven Habits will assure you several positive things will happen.
First, an important step in the evolution of balance principle alone if fully lived, would transform most individuals and organization?
The effect of opening the gate of change to the first three habits – the habits of private victory – significantly increased self-confidence. You will know yourself in a deeper more meaningful way – nature, deepest value, and unique contribution capacity. As you live the value of your life, your sense of identity, integrity, control inner directedness’ will infuse both exhilaration and peace. You will define from within, rather than by others opinions or by comparisons to others. “Wrong” and “right” have little to do with being find out.
“Ironically, you’ll find that as you care less about what others think of you; you will care more about what others think of themselves and their worlds, including their relationship with you. Yoo will no longer build your emotional life on other people’s weaknesses. In addition, you will find it easier and more desirable to change because there is something-some core deep within-that is essentially changeless.” Stephen the author
As you move on to next three habits; public victory, you will discover both desire and the resources to heal and rebuild important relationship that has become worse as time passes (deteriorated). Eventually good relationship will improve and more adventure.
The seventh habit, will make you important part of the kind of person you are, able to renew and become independent.
Whatever your present situation is, the habit that you have now is not your habit. Replace self-defeating with new habits such as effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationship.
There’s no greater investment than genuine caring. I urge you to change your habit, be patient, after all self-growth is tender – very loving and gentle: showing affection for someone.
Obviously this will not change instantly. But I know it will benefit everyone.
“This which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.” Thomas Paine.
“We began to realize that if we wanted to change the situation, we first had to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” Stephen R.Covey
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