Stephen R. Covery, a self-help master who wrote the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and many other wonderful accomplishments all for the greater good, will be forever remembered after his recent passing on July 16.
Even though he is no longer with us, there are some wonderful gems I still employ in my everyday life and in the Self-Help Made Simple fashion I wanted to share what his 7 habits are and how to integrate them into your life…
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
1. Be proactive. (Think what you can do ‘now’ to create your future.)
2. Begin with the end in mind. (Start with your end result and work your way backwards and all the steps will be revealed to you.)
3. Put first things first. (Do the things that are at the top of your list and don’t put them off or skip around. Do them in order.)
4. Think win/win. (Whatever you do, do it the best you can so that everyone will walk away feeling good with the results.)
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. (Instead of passing judgment, think what the other person may be thinking and approach life from what the other person may be looking for.)
6. Synergize. (Ensure the things you do in life compliment with your overall plan.)
7. Sharpen the saw. (Accept that in order to be the best that you can be, you must always be working on yourself and improving the value you intend to bring to the world.)
Stephen Covey’s, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is one of those books you should pick up and add to your library, if you don’t already have it.
RIP Stephen R. Covey, October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012