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HABIT 1: BE PROACTIVE The Habit of Personal Vision The word proactive means that as human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. Our behavior is a function of our decisions not our conditions. We can subordinate feelings to values. We have the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior. Reactive people, on the other hand, are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior.

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. L___S_ta_te_m_cn_t_... and become more productive To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding means to know where you are going so that you better understand the steps you take are always in the right direction. It becomes the standard for an individual. Organize and Execute Around Priorities Interrupti ons. and implementing the in habit 2. but we will also be very effective only when we begin with the end in mind. natural emergence Urgent Not Urgent In habit 3 we deal with time Crisis Pressing problems E .Deadline-driven projects 1:: c c. towards what you the habit of concentrating on relevant activities you will build and successful. activities in line with the aims established creation. Some calls Time Wasters Pleasant activities . we may be very efficient. E 0::1 IJI IV Trivia. decisions a personal constitution.HABIT 2: BEGIN WITH END IN THE MIND The Habit of Personal Leadership Covey calls this the habit of personal consider your aims.. -~ This is about organizing It is the fulfillment. leading oneself that is.. Covey says that habit 2 is the first or mental creation. lives. The most effective way to begin with the end in mind is to develop a personal mission statement or philosophy. It where you are now and so that We may be very busy. PC activities Relationship building Recognizing opportunities Planning. Some reports C Some meetings Z Popular activities 1:: c c. Busy work Some mail. Some calls . Recreation management. E 0::1 I II Prevention. the actualization.J ~ ----- Covey calls this the habit of personal management. of your destination. habit 3 is the second or physical of habits 1 & 2.. the basis for making major. By developing a platform to avoid distractions leadership.. life directing in the midst of circumstances and emotions that affect our HABIT 3: PUT FIRST TIDNGS FIRST The Habit of Personal Management Mission I~ D .§ Some mail.

He says that win-win is based on the assumption that there is plenty for everyone. 5. you give that person psychological air. we lack the creditability of communication and real creativ ity. From the foundation of character we build and .. necessary because achievements are largely dependent on co-operative efforts with others..HABIT 4: THINK WIN WIN Covey calls this the habit of interpersonal leadership. And after that vital need is met. not a competitive arena. When you listen with empathy to another person. HABIT 5: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD Principles of Empathic Communication One of the great maxims of the modern age. Simple.f Character'£~elations~ip 4. listening with intent to understand. Character rich in integrity. Win/win agreements covers a wide scope of interdependent interaction. Empathic listening means. you can then focus on influencing or problem solving. . If you want to achieve the goals and reflect the values in your mission statement. Win/win can only survive in an organization when the systems and processes support it.~gr~.Processes From relationships flow the agreements that give definition and direction to win/win.Supportive Systems " 1 2 \ 3 \~:. Trust is the essence of win/win situation. effective. than you need to align the reward system with these goals and values. maintain win/win relationship.··-·~~Y'<-----'''~·~-. and that success follows a co-operative approach more naturally than the confrontation of win-or-Iose. maturity and the abundance mentality has a genuineness that goes far beyond technique or lack of it in human interaction. Win/Win sees life as a cooperative. and essential for developing and maintaining positive relationships in all aspects of life.em:~~\ . and it's extremely powerfuL Covey helps to explain this in his simple analogy 'diagnose before you prescribe'. This is Covey's habit of communication. Without trust.. FIVE DIMENSIONS OF WINIWIN c:::::::=> .

physical and the social/emotional. As you renew yourself in each of the four areas.the principle that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. HABIT 7: SHARPEN THE SAW The Habit of Self-Renewal This is the habit of self renewal. The seven habits create optimum synergy among these dimensions. When people begin to interact together genuinely. the mind mechanical. You J increase your capacity to produce and handle the SPIRITUAL challenges around you. the emotions raw. Covey interprets the self into four parts: the spiritual. Valuing differences is what really drives synergy. and it necessarily surrounds all the other habits. you use the motive of habit 4. Empathy. keeps you fresh so you can Planning. Synergy. Value clarification & commitment. whieh all need feeding and developing. and the person selfish. says Covey. When you introduce synergy. the skill of habit 5 and the interaction of habit 6. Stress Management \ .HABIT 6: SYNERGIZE The Habit of Creative Cooperation Covey says this is the habit of creative co-operation . Sharpen the Saw Reading. Visualizing. Study & Mediation Without this renewal. Renewal in any dimension increases your ability to live at least one of the seven habits. .: \_ PHYSlCAL Exercise. It is teamwork. and the adventure of finding new solutions to old problems. the spirit insensitive. Writing Intrinsic Security continue to practice the other SIX habits. which implicitly lays down the challenge to see the good and potential in the other person's contribution. V The self renewal process must include balanced renewal in all four dimensions and is optimally synergetic. and psychological differences among people? Or do you wish everyone would just agree with you so you could all get along? Differences should be seen as strengths. you create growth and change in MENTAL SOCIALIEMOTIONAL your life. they begin to gain new insight. N utriti on. Service. not weaknesses. the body becomes weak. Do you truly value the mental. The things you do to sharpen the saw in anyone dimension have positive impact in other dimension because they are highly interrelated. enabling and encouraging them to happen and grow. emotional. . mental. open-mindedness. and they're open to each other's influence. The capability of inventing new approaches is increased exponentially because of differences.

the more renewing activities you can do (H7). &3)... 5 & 6). The more proactive you are (HI). the more effective you will be in interdependent solutions (II 4. The more effectively you can manage your life. The more you improve in any of the habits that lead to independence (II 1. the more effectively you can go for synergetic win/win solutions (H4 &6). the more effective you can exercise personal leadership (H2) and management (H3) in your life. And renewal (H7) is the process of renewing all the habits. 2. Interdependence Synergize > Private Be Victory Proactive Dependence . The more you seek first to understand (HS).