7 habits of highly effective people. FOUNDATION. Sow a thought, reap an action; Sow an action, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap a destiny. - Samuel Smiles. STEPHEN COVEY.
FOUNDATION • Sow a thought, reap an action; • Sow an action, reap a habit; • Sow a habit, reap a character; • Sow a character, reap a destiny. - Samuel Smiles
STEPHEN COVEY “Our first energies should go to our own character development, which is often invisible to others, like the roots that sustain great trees. As we cultivate the roots, we will begin to see the fruits.” 1776 - 1976
FROM DEPENDENCE TO INTERDEPENDENCE “There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.” Beverly Sills
HABIT 1: BE PROACTIVE “When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor Frankl
HABIT 1:BE PROACTIVE I am a product of my circumstances >> REACTIVE BEHAVIOR I am a product of my choices >>PROACTIVE BEHAVIOR
Habit 2:begin with the end in mind “No one can go back and make a brand-new start; But anyone can start from here and make a brand-new end.” Dan Zadra
HABIT 2:BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND INEFFECTIVE: I live by DEFAULT. EFFECTIVE: I live by DESIGN.
HABIT 2:BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND BENEFITS OF PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT • Provides focus • Clarifies what is important to you • Helps you design your life instead of having it designed for you • Guides your day-to-day decisions • Gives you a greater sense of meaning and purpose
HABIT 2:BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND IDENTIFY YOUR KEY ROLES Role 1: Journalist Role 2: Traveler/Explorer Role 3: Humphrey Fellow Role 4: Partner Role 5: Daughter/Sister Role 6: Friend
Habit 3:put first things first “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”
HABIT 3:PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST • INEFFECTIVE: I put URGENT things first. • EFFECTIVE: I put IMPORTANT things first.
HABIT 3:PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST PLAN WEEKLY! • Review missions and roles • Choose big rocks • Schedule the week
Habit 4:think win-win “What do we live for if it’ s not to make life less difficult for each other?” George Eliot
HABIT 4:THINK WIN-WIN INEFFECTIVE: There is only so much, and the more you get, the less there is for me. >> WIN – LOSE EFFECTIVE: There is plenty out there for everyone, and more to spare. >> WIN – WIN
HABIT 4:THINK WIN-WIN BALANCE COURAGE & CONSIDERATION Courage – Willingness and ability to speak your thoughts and feelings. Consideration – Willingness and ability to seek and listen to others’ thoughts and feelings with respect.
Habit 5:seek first to understand, then to be understood “Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.” Native American proverb
HABIT 5:SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD INEFFECTIVE: I listen with the intent to reply. EFFECTIVE: I listen with the intent to understand.
Habit 6:synergize “The enemy of the best is the good.” Voltaire
HABIT 6:SYNERGIZE INEFFECTIVE: It’ s either your way or my way, or a compromise. 1 + 1 = 1, 5 EFFECTIVE: Together we can create a better way, a higher way. 1 + 1 = 3…..100
Habit 7:sharpen the saw “To keep the lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” Mother Teresa
HABIT 7:SHARPEN THE SAW INEFFECTIVE: I focus only on getting the golden eggs EFFECTIVE: I nurture the goose that lays the golden eggs
HABIT 7:SHARPEN THE SAW • 4 DIMENSIONS: PHYSICAL SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL MENTAL SPIRITUAL