The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Book Review

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Book Review by gofrixty

About Stephen R Covey

The author of the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is Stephen Richard Covey – an American, born on October 24, 1932. His profession was an educator, businessman, author and keynote speaker. His most popular book in the world is  “The 7 habits of highly effective people”. Stephen Richard Covey died on July 16, 2012.

About the book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 habits of highly effective people first published in 1989. The main object of this book self-developing through habits. Its powerful lesson for personal change. Anthony Robins author of the book “unlimited power”  fundamental are they key to success Stephen R covey is master of them, buy his book, but importantly, use it.

Book Review

Habits are a powerful character in our lives, habits are an intersection, combination of our skills, knowledge, value and belief and inhabit important thing is that the desire of our life, the mission of our life. Habits can be learned and unlearned.

One question is why the 7 habits are effective?  The answer is the 7 habits are based on principles. Through implementing the 7 habits we can touch a million lives of people if we want to measure, evaluate the secret of successful people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates etc these successful people they follow and implement the habits in practical life

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are as follows:

1. Be Proactive

Proactive people have an object of life, they are more responsible than reactive people. Reactive people affected by the environment but proactive people create own environment for the betterment and accomplishing the desire of life. You can realize the proactive person through his hard work, responsibilities, dedication and have positive energy by nature.

2. Begin with the end in mind

Start today with the image and draw a diagram of future what result will come in future, planning and paradigm of life. You write a script to your life, remember that your paradigm is the source from which your attitude, behaviour, belief flow.

3. Put first things first

inhabit 2 you set, draw desire of your life but in this habit its time for reality. What is, ost important thing in your life, focus on things that really matter instead of trivialities. write a personal mission statement and make priority time matrix  of your life, focus on the most important things.

, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Put first things first diagram Gofrixty

4.Think Win-Win

Win-win is not techniques or proficiency in its total philosophy.  These habits have six paradigm

Win/win agreement satisfaction

lose/lose its philosophy nobody wins

Win/lose only one winner and another loser

Win  naturally, psychologically winner

Lose/win  scarifying own win for others

win/win (or no deal)

5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood

Seek first to understand means diagnose before prescribing, correct principles in every area of life than to be understood knowing the method how to understand. Greek philosophy engaged this habit in three words. “Ethos” shows your personal trustworthy, “Pathos” shows your strong and positive emotions, and last are “Logos” shows logical and reasoning finding.

6. Synergize

Synergize process contains the creation of the mission statement. In synergize, teamwork is better than an individual. Collaboration and contribution of group members.

7. Sharpen the saw – Growth

In sharpening the saw Stephen R covey focus on our four configurations of your life

Physical rest and relaxing easier.

Social relations with society, friends, people.

Mental thinking and planning.

Spiritual faith, hope to live prayers.

This book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Richard Covey, is considered among the world’s bestselling books. Moreover, this book is most recommended by great influencers and top trainers all around the globe.

Note: The author was supervised By Mr Farhan Ali Soomro (PhD Scholar) & Teaching Assistant Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur.

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