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More About Habits of Successful People

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 posted by Martin
Success Motivational Stone

Success Engraved Stones

Previously, we blogged about the first four habits of highly effective people.  Following are the remaining three habits.

  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
    Use empathic listening to be genuinely influenced by a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, and positive problem solving.
  • Habit 6: Synergize
    Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals no one person could have done alone.
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
    Balance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle. It primarily emphasizes exercise for physical renewal, prayer (meditation, yoga, etc.) and good reading for mental renewal. It also mentions service to society for spiritual renewal.

To better understand all seven traits, I recommend that you read the book,  7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Coveyas,  and take notes.   It will help you to achieve success. Keep your pocket stones handy to keep you on track.

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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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