First Four Habits of Highly Effective People

Monday, June 10, 2013 posted by Martin
Success Motivational Stone

Success Motivational Stones

In his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R Covey identifies the traits that differentiate successful people from those that achieve less in life.  With success usually goes wealth, power and prestige, three things most of us associate with a better life.  He identifies the first four as:

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive
    Take initiative in life by realizing that your decisions are the primary determining factor for effectiveness in your life. Take responsibility for your choices and the consequences that follow.
  • Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
    Self-discover and clarify your deeply important character values and life goals. Envision the ideal characteristics for each of your various roles and relationships in life. Create a mission statement.
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First
    Prioritize, plan, and execute your week’s tasks based on importance rather than urgency. Evaluate your efforts.
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
    Genuinely strive for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a “win” for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person wins.

When you learn all seven habits and begin to practice them, reward yourself with some engraved pocket stones to remember them.



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