The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People : Book Summary

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Book Summary :

The 7 habits of highly effective people (by Stephen R. Covey)

  1. Be proactive : Do what you can. Focus on the things you can control rather than the things you can’t. Reactive people always focus on the things they can not control while proactive people focus on the things they can control.
  2. Begin with the end in mind : Are you doing things you want to be remembered as? Lets say you want be a good parent, if that’s the case, how does coming home and instantly being negative to your children affect that? If you want to be remembered as a person who added value to the society, in that case, are you doing the things that will allow you to say that?
  3. Put first things first : There is a horrible disconnect between what we say we need to do and how we allocate our time to those activities. Prioritize, period!
  4. Think win-win : Stop thinking of everything as a zero sum game. For you to win, another person does not have to lose.
  5. Seek first to understand then to be understood : (self explainatory).
  6. Synergy : Imagine an apple tree having apples on it at a height not accessible to a guy of a regular height. In such a situation, two guys can can synergize, one can climb over the shoulder of other to fetch many more apples than they could ever get trying alone. (1+1 > 2 if skills are synergized in a right way).
  7. Sharpen the saw : Build a soild foundation. If you were to cut a tree from a saw which is not sharp, it will take a long time. But if you use your initial time in sharpening the saw and then cutting the tree, the task will get complete in much less time. In this example sharpening the saw took some time initially but saved a lot of time while performing the task. In essence, build a soild foundation before you jump on to an actual task.

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