7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr Stephen R Covey [Short Summary]

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr Stephen R Covey is one of the most impactful books I have read.

Even though, I am generally not a big fan of self-help books, this book is an exception.

They are mostly talking about the same thing—to stay optimistic, to do hard work, and to never give up.

However, Dr Stephen R Covey in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has actually told us how to implement these things in real life.

Moreover, he has also explained it step-by-step with the examples of his own life.

Be Proactive – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Do not focus on what is wrong and what you cannot change. Instead, focus on how you can make it right by doing what is within your control.

Start with the End in Mind – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Are you doing the things which will enable you to say those things about you if you’re the person standing at your own grave?

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Put First Things First – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The order of priority:

1.Important and Urgent

2.Important and not Urgent

3.Not Important and Urgent

4.Not Important and not Urgent

Think Win-Win – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Think of mutually beneficial solutions. It is not compulsory for you to defeat the other person to win.

  • Seek First to Understand, then to be understood

If you really expect people to understand you, then you should try to understand them first

Synergize

1 + 1 = 3

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr Stephen R Covey

Sharpen the Saw

Conclusion

I am 100% accountable for the decisions that I take.

There is always something I can do to make a situation better.

It is no wrong to ask for help. Interdependence is more effective then independence.

It means doing hard work alone is better than doing smart work with a team.

Preparation is the key.

Find your voice and help others to find theirs.

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